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Legendary Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki To Build Nature Sanctuary On Japanese Island
By Yap Yen, 04 Sep 2015
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The films of legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki always reflect his love for the natural world.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, his next move after retiring is to bring his visions into the real world. The filmmaker is working to build a children’s nature retreat on a remote island in southern Japan.
The project seeks to give kids a greater appreciation for nature and is scheduled for completion in 2018. The retreat center will be on the virgin forests of Kumejima Island, 55 miles west of Okinawa. Plans are for the buildings to be integrated within the natural setting, including a two-story dormitory that will be able to accommodate 30 children.
According to reports, Miyazaki will be giving about $2.5 million of his own money to the project.
Would you like to visit this sanctuary once it is built? Scroll down to view a drawing of the planned sanctuary, or visit this website for more details.
A drawing of the planned sanctuary
[via Kyodo News, The Hollywood Reporter]
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