Popular film director Hayao Miyazaki opened the Ghibli Museum of animation in Mitaka, western Tokyo, on Monday, greeting visitors eager to see his latest creations.

The museum, in Inokashira Park, is a joint project between his production company and the city and was named after Studio Ghibli, the 60-year-old director’s production company. Miyazaki serves as the head of the museum.

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