Blockbuster animated film “Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi” (“Spirited Away”), directed by Hayao Miyazaki, will share one of four grand prizes at the Agency for Cultural Affairs’ 5th Media Arts Festival in February, according to the executive committee for the annual event.

The prizes, which come with a certificate from the education minister, a trophy and 600,000 yen, honor “works with a high level of artistic sense and production quality.”

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.