Miyazaki’s Boro The Caterpillar Premieres In Tokyo

Boro The Caterpillar
(Source: ©Museo d'Arte Ghibli)

Legendary “retired” Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki‘s latest animated short, Boro the Caterpillar (Kemushi no Boro), will begin public screenings exclusively at the Ghibli Museum’s in-house Saturn Theater tomorrow (March 21st).

Last week, his team hosted a private press screening of the 14-minute short film at the museum… And even better, they included a reading of a thank-you letter written by Miyazaki himself:

Greetings,

How does a just-born, tiny caterpillar view the world?

I learned about plants and photosynthesis as an elementary school student, and since then I’ve always been intrigued about what photosynthesis looks like.

I wondered if caterpillars might be able to see air as droplets, if crunching leaves tasted like jelly to them, and if hunting wasps were flying around like unmanned aircraft on a battlefield…

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