Mitaka City


Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess

“Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess,” the latest short animation directed by Hayao Miyazaki, is now showing.

The latest short animated film “Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess” is exclusively showing at the Ghibli Museum Saturn Theater. This is the 8th film in the Saturn Theater collection. Miyazaki, who wrote, adapted, and directed the film, was inspired by the painting “The Harvesters” by his favorite Dutch painter, Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The Ghibli Museum is planning to create 12 films in total, and the 9th film will be completed soon. Don’t miss the next films, too!

(Story overview) In a lonesome water mill deep in a forest of briers and brambles lives an old witch. There the witch makes the Egg Princess her servant. One night, a large batch of kneaded dough resting in a trough suddenly comes to life and the Egg Princess and the dough decide to run away. The old witch chases them and they blow up a storm in a village in the middle of the harvest.
Date: March 14 (Mon.), 2011 (to be determined)

The Ghibli Forest Film Exhibition

The exhibition also has been renovated according to the release of the new film. There is a new area dedicated to this film featuring a diorama of the scene in a wheat field where the Egg Princess runs away with Mister Dough. There are also demonstrations of flour grinding using a traditional stone grinding wheel. From wheat to flour to fluffy baked bread, the transformation process is thoughtfully explained. Visit with your family!

Date: until May 2011 (to be determined)
* Visitors allergic to wheat and wheat byproducts should be advised that there are demonstrations of flour grinding at this Special Exhibition.
Venue: GHIBLI MUSEUM, MITAKA (1-1-83 Shimo-Renjaku, by appointment)
Inquiries: Information dial 0570-055777 (Japanese only),

Special tickets now on sale to people living near Mitaka and Mitaka residents! Eligibility: Persons

Eligibility: Persons living*, working or studying in Mitaka City, Musashino City, Koganei City, Nishitokyo City.
* Residents must be on the city register.
Identification verifying eligibility is required to purchase tickets.
Cost: Adults 1,000 Yen, Junior High/High School Students 700 Yen, Elementary School Students 400 Yen, Preschool children over 4 years old 100 Yen, Children under 4 years old Chargefree
* Maximum 6 tickets per person
Tickets on sale at: Mitaka Tourist Office 9:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m. (closed Tuesdays)
Mitaka Ekimae Kyodo Building F1, 3243
Shimorenjaku, Mitaka City, 1810013
Tel: 0422405525
Number of tickets available: 50 morning tickets (10:00a.m. to 12:30p.m. entry), 50 afternoon tickets (2:00p.m. to 4:30p.m. entry). First come, first served.

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