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1988 Nibariki—G

IMAGINATION AT WORK: Each layout contains the gist of a shot

Given the vast forest of layouts that Studio Ghibli has produced since its establishment in 1985, it is a wonder that anyone was able to select the mere 1,300 on show until Sept. 28 at Tokyo's Museum of Contemporary Art, www.mot-art-museum.jp. But select they have, and like the Japanese animé house's best work the exhibition is thoughtful, multilayered and deliciously whimsical.

Even if you haven't heard of Studio Ghibli or its fabled animator Hayao Miyazaki, chances are you'll recognize the work when you see it. Studio Ghibli's better-known...

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