Friday Road Show and Ghibli Exhibition 2023-2024

New Ghibili Exhibition to be Held in Tokyo, Toyama and more

The Friday Road Show and Ghibli Exhibition will be held in Japan from 2023 summer. The exhibition features the charm of Studio Ghibli’s works while tracing the history of TV movie program “Friday Road Show”. It will be held at Warehouse Terrada B&C HALL/E HALL in Tennozu, Tokyo from 29 June to 24 September 2023, then tour across Japan including Toyama and Kyoto.

Mentioned by the Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki, NTS’s Friday Road Show has always been extremely important for everyone to remember the works of Studio Ghibli as the program has been broadcasting their movies over 200 times so far. The previous exhibitions of Ghibli were more of an art exhibition, but this time, it’s more participatory and entertaining.

The Friday Road Show and Ghibli Exhibition features a spectacular database of the Friday Road Show’s history along with the footsteps of making the evaluation of Studio Ghibli works and establishing its immovable popularity until this day.

©Studio Ghibli

The TV program began broadcasting back in 1985, which was the year that Studio Ghibli opened its studio, and also the year that the program first broadcast the Studio Ghibli’s work “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind”. Starting from 1985, the exhibition looks back to the years and approaches the movies through the memories and records from each periods. It also exclusively showcases the valuable archive footage of Studio Ghibli-related programs from NTV.

From 1984’s “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” to 2020’s “Aya and the Witch”, the storyboards of almost all Studio Ghibli works are on display. Storyboards are layout designs of the movies, which divides the flow of the scene into frames so you can get an ideas of compositions of the scene and dialogue. This could be a valuable opportunity to see the process of creation up close.

The exhibition also showcases the gigantic “Ghibli Magic Lantern Tower” made for the “Ghibli Grand Exposition” Toyama exhibition held in 2018–19. With the illuminated glass with Studio Ghibli’s movie character motifs, you can immerse into the world of the movie while being surrounded by sound and light.

There are several other interactive contents at the exhibition such as the Studio Ghibli Movie Poster Studio where visitors can jump into the posters and shoot like the main characters of the movies, and the AR content to experience the world of Arrietty using your smartphone.

As Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind represents the origin of the history of Friday Road Show and Studio Ghibli, the space of the Sea of Corruption appeared in the movie is also displayed in the exhibition consisting of Ohmu and other insects and plants made with the overwhelming quality. There is also an AR content to experience of being lost the Sea of Corruption.

At the exhibition, the original merchandise is also sold. Tickets to the exhibition can be booked online with specific date and hour (link:

Don’t miss a chance to experience the amazing works of Studio Ghibli along with the history of Friday Road Show! After Tokyo, the exhibition is scheduled to be held in Toyama Prefecture from 7 October 2023 to 28 January 2024 then tour across Japan including in Kyoto, Hiroshima, Akita, Mie and Nagasaki.

-Friday Road Show and Ghibli Exhibition (金曜ロードショーとジブリ展)

Tokyo (ended)
Venue: Warehouse Terrada B&C Hall/E Hall
Date: 29 June to 24 September 2023

Venue: Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design
Date: 7 October 2023 to 28 January 2024

Venue: Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art
Date: 12 April to 29 June 2024

Venue: Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
Date: 13 July to 23 September 2024

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