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japan - laputa robot (jiburi de) by Veleven japan - laputa robot (jiburi de) by Veleven
In the last week of November this year my sister and I were blessed to be able to go to the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo. It was like a dream- such a beautiful and imaginative place . There is a room there set out like a real artist's studio, with concept sketches pinned all over the walls, messy desks with tools and paints.. it was just amazing.

The Laputa robot has always held a special place in our hearts, and so E and I were really looking forward to seeing it in its' full-sized glory. It stands up on the roof of Ghibli, countless visitors filing through to have photos with it- no one reaches higher than his 'thighs' on him. We decided that, since there was an hour-long wait to get into the restaurant for lunch, we would spend it sitting on the roof drawing the Robot instead.

And so we did.

Laputa Robot - (c) Laputa- Castle in the Sky - Studio Ghibli


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EmilieJade2627 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
trop bien ! ^^
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Veleven Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
^^ thankyou!
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AzureKate Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the laputian robot. i used to pretend that if i ever said the spell he'd actually come. i used to have a little rock that went through a rock tumbler that looked exactly like her crystal...then i lost it in the grass </3
i want to go to this museum soooo bad. i love your sketch, and ive always wanted to see the real life robot. it is legit a life goal of mine.
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Veleven Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
It was an absolute joy to spend as much time with the robot as we did. 
I really hope you get to see the robot too, mate. You get all kinds of emotions bubbling up in your chest, and you feel a bit silly because all the Japanese people are looking at you weird but you don't care because you feel so special. (:

ps. Behind the robot, if you look very carefully, you will find a small nest with eggs in it, and further around, the giant stone engraved with Laputan words (the one you run the crystal over to have control over Laputa!). (:
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AzureKate Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that sounds so amazing! i'll definitely get those emotions you talked about haha, and not just with the robot. all of his movies have very special places in my heart, especially howl's moving castle. to see ANYTHING in that museum would probably make me cry. and the Japanese people can stare at me all they want, i would not care at all. i'd get a second job if it meant i'd be able to get enough money to get there...i might do just that someday!
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mazzoncha Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
weeeeelll done!!
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Veleven Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Thanks alot! (:
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mazzoncha Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
weeeeellll done
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mei96 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist
wow, that's awesome
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Veleven Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Thanks so much~
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