Ghibli Museum, Mitaka in Tokyo

The last day of New year holiday I visited in Ghibli museum in Mitaka-shi, it’s my first time to come there since it had been build.

The reason why I hadn’t visited for a long time is they have a little complex ticket system. First, you have to decide what date and time you want to visit there and then you can check it’s available or not on LOWSON’s ticket service on the web or by their own device in stores. If you’re not member of LOWSON’s ticket site when you check it on the web you have to become a member, but that process make us feel annoying a lot. After through those process you get a ticket.

When I got to the entrance, there’s already a long lineup to waiting next time. And I’ve been surprised many foreign people were waiting there, not only asian but also caucasian.

You can see the big Totoro during through the entrance.

Inside of the museum, I thought it’s consisted of three parts, Ghibli’s work materials, stuffs like picture books that Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki had got influence and inspirations for their works, and stuffs such as statues and buildings which appearing in films.

The castle in the sky

“Nekobus” in My Neighbor Totoro

Ghibli Museum
http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/

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Back to Tottori in New Year day

年末年始と帰郷した際の発見をいくつか。

1. 味歴あんべ

山陰の冬の味覚を代表する松葉ガニが食べれる店。北海道で食べるタラバガニとは全く違う、細身の蟹。こちらの方が味がしっかりあり甘みもある。その親ガニという、小ぶりだが卵を持つ蟹の丼、その名も親ガニ丼。蟹の味噌汁はお代わり自由で2500円也。
2. スーパーはくと号の手洗い鉢

鳥取〜京都間を走る特急スーパーはくとの車内にある洗面台は、因州を代表する焼き物のひとつ、中井窯のものだった。中井といえばそのキャッチーな3色のバランスからなる皿やカップが東京SMLやBEAMSでも定番商品として置かれている、人気窯。何度も乗っているのに今まで気づかなかった。自分が陶器に興味を持ったのが最近のことだからというのもある。

中井窯の洗面台

3. やはり雪は積もる…

今更発見というわけでもないが、やはり年末年始は雪が積もる。なので正月に飛行機で帰郷することが出来ない。理由は鳥取空港が雪に弱く、離着陸が出来ない可能性があるから。冬場の帰郷は1日がかりなのだ。