|(Photograph by Tokyo-Mo)|
We arranged to meet in in Shinjuku station at 10am before taking the train to Mitaka. It was already warm with unrelenting humidity, as are so many of the Japan's summer mornings. Fukimi and I arranged to meet first, as our routes intersected before we arranged to meet Lou and Elisa.
In keeping with the European fetish-ism of Ghibli's later films, the interior of the museum is reminiscent of turn-of-the-century French and Flemmish design: stain glass, titles, ornate moldings, dutch style windows, brass knobs doors, carved wood doors, etc.