Hayao Miyazaki Will Build An Unbelievable Nature Sanctuary October 18, 2015 08:18 3 Comments
Hayao Miyazaki is the famed Japanese Film Maker known for co-founding the legendary Studio Ghibli Animation Studio, and directing movies such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. In Japan, he is frequently compared to Walt Disney for being an animator that has produced many masterpieces in his 5 decade long career.
Watching some of Hayao’s films will reveal a reoccurring theme involving humanities relationship with their natural world. So it’s not surprising that he would be involved in a project to create a nature sanctuary called “The Forest Where the Wind Returns”.
It is rumored that he has invested $2.5 million into the project, and it will be located at the Zendo Forest Park on Kume Island in Okinawa Japan. The nature sanctuary will feature a natural playground, library and a sleeping quarter that will sleep 30 and will be reserved for the local children of the neighboring Fukushima. Hayao Miyazaki hopes that the children visiting the sanctuary will be encouraged to explore their natural world, and grow to want to preserve it for many future generations to come.
Construction for the park begins in spring of 2016 using only local labor and it is scheduled to open in 2018. So for anyone who is a fan of Hayao Miyazaki films and has plans to visit Okinawa in the next 2 years than you really can’t miss this destination.