Today was our “spare day” in Tokyo, so we decided to go to Roppongi Hills and see the Studio Ghibli exhibit as well as the Universe and Art exhibit. When we arrived at Roppongi Hills we found a giant Spider statue and decided to take a few pictures.
The courtyard next to the Mori building was impressive, as was the building itself. The courtyard featured some water feature walls that also had little mist sprayers that helped keep people cool.
The Ghibli exhibit featured many different movie posters, lots of merchandise and memorabilia, as well as photos of the Studio Ghibli staff. There was also an impressive large flying ship that you can see in the feature image of this post. Cameras were forbidden for the most part of the Ghibli exhibit. But thankfully right at the end we were allowed to take some pictures with the cat bus.
The Universe and Space exhibit contained art pieces that were relevant to humanities understanding of the universe throughout history and into the expected future. This included things like a scroll telling the story of Princess Kaguya, and various instruments that have been used to record the passing of the stars.
The two pieces below have themes of the universe and its currently understood beginnings.
One of the displays was a room with projections onto all four walls and floor. The projection mixed with the music provided a surreal experience that felt like you were travelling through the stars following ribbons of light that appeared somewhat like cranes.
Further into the exhibit there was also art depicting the future. The display below was themed on human self-improvement via genetic splicing. In particular, a creepy mix between a caterpillar and a baby.
We watched a few short videos and read some information about proposed ideas to colonise both Mars and the Moon. It was interesting seeing what people have thought of and how we can use the resources we have now to achieve something that seems impossible.
And of course, no sci-fi art exhibit would be complete without a “sexy robot”!