Hayao Miyazaki. Where do we even begin.
Just as Jiro can not step away from the sushi counter, Miyazaki – who is very rightly dubbed “Owaranai Hito” or “The Man Who Is Not Done” by an NHK television special, has decided for the sixth time that retirement can wait.
“Kemushi no Boro” or “Boro The Caterpillar” will be a 12-minute short screened exclusively at the famed Ghibli Museum. If you don’t already know, admission tickets have to be bought in advance by region (if you reside outside of Japan) or a local. On top of regular fine arts, children’s and technology exhibitions, Ghibli screens never-seen-before short films that will never be seen again.
Such is the novelty of this bucket list place – at least for a fanatic like myself.
Miyazaki had planned the story of Boro The Caterpillar for almost 20 years, first mentioning the storyline in 1977 of “a tiny, hairy caterpillar, so tiny that it may be easily squished between your fingers.”
Some people just never stop making the world an infinitely better place, you know?