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[Tokyo] Hayao Miyazaki’s NTV Clock (宮崎駿の日テレ時計塔): Miyazaki’s Enchanting Masterpiece Unveiled

A Magnificent Work of Art and Sculpture Known for Its Mystical Essence

Hayao Miyazaki, the imaginative genius behind Studio Ghibli, invites you to discover his Ghibli Clock. Standing tall outside the Nittele Tower in Tokyo, this clock is not just a mere timekeeper, but a magnificent work of art and sculpture.

Six long years of hard work and dedication went into creating this masterpiece, finally unveiled in 2007. Crafted using traditional blacksmithing techniques, the clock consists of 1228 individual copper plates, each one pounded by hand, resulting in a staggering weight of 28 tons.

Step inside the Ghibli Clock, and be transported to a world of wonder. This traversable edifice boasts dimensions of 18 meters in width, 12 meters in height, and 3 meters in depth, offering a visually stunning experience.

The clock’s design has earned comparisons to Miyazaki’s 2004 film “Howl’s Moving Castle,” and it’s easy to see why. The exterior resembles a castle, with its two legs appearing to stride towards a new world, capturing the mystical essence of the anime classic.

Miyazaki’s vision was for the citizens of Tokyo to embrace the clock, and even today, people gather to admire its beauty and bask in the delight of its movement. As the clock starts to move, its intricate gears come to life, capturing the hearts of all those who witness it. The Ghibli Clock is not just a timepiece, but a true work of art that continues to captivate and inspire.

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