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All Aboard! The Cat Bus to the Ghibli Forest

Studio Ghibli is one of the most popular animation studios in Japan after creating hits such as “Princess Mononoke” and “Howl’s Moving Castle.” Now the studio’s Ghibli Museum in western Tokyo is celebrating its 15th year with a new exhibition.

“All Aboard! The Cat Bus to the Ghibli Forest” will bring together pieces from its past 14 exhibits for fans to see all at once. The collection, which will run until May 2017, will include concept art, a model plane and Howl’s castle.

The highlight will be the Catbus from “My Neighbor Totoro” that guests can walk through and sit in. And after a recent remodeling during the summer of 2016, Studio Ghibli is hoping visitors will take the "Totoro"-themed bus from Mitaka Station and head to the Ghibli Museum to see the new upgrades. (Hayate Sakurai)

“All Aboard! The Cat Bus to the Ghibli Forest” runs from July 16, 2016, through May 2017 at the Ghibli Museum near Mitaka Station every day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance at Lawson convenience stores. Visit the website to see which dates the museum will be closed.