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Miyazaki's Clock Project

There's pretty cool footage from the "Zoom in Super" show. I don't understand what they are saying but it shows where the clock will be, the clock construction in progess, and how it is similar to the structure of Howl's Moving Castle... I think. And interviews the sculptor Shachimaru Kunio and Hayao Miyazaki... Again I think. The quick shot of the orca threw me for a loop.


My Japanese friend Takahiro has let me know that Studio Ghibli have posted a sketch of a clock made by Hayao Miyazaki over here. So what's the deal with this? Well, in a period over four years Miyazaki-san has designed an enormous copper clock which will be made for the NTV tower at Shiodome, Tokyo. The clock will be 10 meters high and 18 meters wide and is planned for completion in the middle of July. Production will be done by sculptor Shachimaru Kunio who also made some nice items for the Ghibli museum. Most notably the giant Laputa robot on the rooftop of the Ghibli museum, but also the tortoiseshell-shaped bathtub, the Robot Soldier for the “Rising Sea Stream” exhibition and the cover for the patio drain are Ghibli Museum items made by his hand.

Yomiuri has an article up over here in which Miyazaki explains "As time passes, the characters of the animation will be forgotten. Therefor I want to make something that will be loved by future generations as well." Producer Toshio Suzuki also gives some feedback on the clock project "The design was made to be look funny, but without forgetting the functional aspect of the clock and have the customers at NTV tower rejoice. Making a movie follows the same concept!" The model of the clock will be displayed at Shiodome until April 25th and more details of this project will be announced in the NTV's program "Zoom In Super" aired on the 29th.

Via Ghibli World