As it turns out, Pao became quite the celebrity at Ghibli Park on opening day, as seen in a recent CBC News video.
Pao’s dedication to dressing up as Miyazaki goes way beyond cosplaying. According toSoraNews24, the impersonator has been dressing up as the director – complete with the iconic apron, beard, wig and glasses – for over 15 years now.
Plans for Studio Ghibli’s new theme park, which is located in the city of Nagakute in Japan’s Aichi prefecture, were first announced in 2017. The park’s construction, which started in 2020, ultimately replaced Aichi Prefecture’s EXPO Park. In August, Miyazaki teamed up withlegendary composer Joe Hisaishi to create a vibrant animation trailer for the park.
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