The Ghibli Museum in the Tokyo suburban city of Mitaka will exclusively screen director Hayao Miyazaki's newest short animated film "Boro the Caterpillar" from March 21, it was announced on Jan. 9.
The new work will be the first from Ghibli written and directed by Miyazaki since the 2013 film "The Wind Rises." The film tells the story of the caterpillar Boro, who emerges from his egg just before dawn, and the coming and going of friends and enemies. The film has a running time of 14 minutes and 20 seconds.
Miyazaki, 77, has long spoken of creating a work that showed "the world from the perspective of an insect." He also reportedly has a full-length animated feature in the works.
Entrance into the theater for the screenings is by reservation only. Tickets for March will be available through the convenience store chain Lawson nationwide from Feb. 10. For inquiries about the museum's hours, call 0570-055777 (In Japanese only ).