Monday, June 1, 2009

Ghibli Museum

The Ghibli Museum is well worth the visit.  For those of you who don't know, Studio Ghibli created the anime movies such as Totoro, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and many more.  Unfortunately you cannot take photos inside the museum but for movie fans and animation fans this museum does not disappoint.  Many of the rooms have sketches and hand tinted images from beloved movies done by Miyazaki.  Then there are colorful interactive stations as well.  Since that was on the outskirts of town, it took most of the early afternoon.  After lunch we headed to the Shibuya region and saw the famous intersection from Lost in Translation.  Dinner tonight was awesome yakitori - that's just about anything you can skewer.

Breakfast! So they love hotdogs for breakfast, that one is David's, I can't eat that kind of thing first off in the morning.

The ticket office to the Ghibli Musuem.  Cute Totoro in the window. 

Here we are at the roof top garden with a Laputa robot.

Hehe...I had to get a stuffed Totoro. I love him.

Shibuya crossing.  They essentially shut down all lanes while the people cross the street.  Even though the walk signals every couple of minutes, there are always hoards of people waiting to cross. And no one really walks within in the crosswalk.

The whole front of this building is giant advertising screen.  Sorry I didn't get a really good photo. But in the movie you see a dinosaur walk across.

These are chicken meatballs...I'm seriously getting addicted to these.

Here is the chef in action.  The skewered food is cooked over a charcoal grill.  There is a huge range of offerings: all parts of the chicken, veggies, veggies wrapped in bacon, seafood and ginko nuts (might technically be a veggie).

1 comment:

  1. The food looks so good. Even hot dogs for breakfast looks good!