Author: Richard Perkins
Photos/Videos Taken: 2021/02/28
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Set up to be run by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation studio that was started by Tokuma Shoten in 1985. The word "Ghibli" is an Italian word referring to a hot wind that blows in the Sahara desert. Each film directed by both Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata after the movie "Laputa: Castle in the Sky" has all been released by Studio Ghibli.
Studio Ghibli was set up near Kichijoji station in the city of Musashino in Tokyo on June 15th, 1985. It then moved to the city of Koganei, about an eight-minute walk from Koganei station, on August 6th, 1992.
The offices of Studio Ghibli are in their own building, one that isn't particularly hidden from sight. It’s not a very big building, but there’s a sign on the outside that reads “Studio Ghibli”, so it’s clear which building it is. Only employees and any related personnel are allowed to enter, so unfortunately fans are unable to get a glimpse of what’s behind those walls.