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Miyazaki the Wind Rises

Tourists Cross a Cartoon Divide at Kyoto Manga Museum

Christine Negroni | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Travel sometimes provides me with an opportunity to explore a subject I might otherwise never think about -- exposing me to tiny nuggets that accumulate to create a bridge across a cultural divide. When I write, "you have to see it to understand" I mean both the movie and the museum.

Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines: Miyazaki's The Wind Rises

Susan J. Napier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

In The Wind Rises and in his essay last summer Miyazaki is forcing his viewers and readers to confront a nasty truth about the human condition. War can be exciting -- stirring up visceral emotions to an intensity we don't often feel in our normal lives.