Isao Takahata’s funeral

Since celebrities like David Bowie, Robin Williams, and Roger Moore have died, cremated, and had their ashes scattered, Isao Takahata never had his. He remained to have a funeral to remember.

Days before Prince Harry married an actress, all of Japan came to his funeral. Hayao Miyazaki was there to say a few words.

A farewell ceremony was at the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo on May 15th, 2018. In Hayao Miyazaki’s words that he told…

I was convinced that Paku-san [Takahata’s nickname] would live to be 95 years old, but he unfortunately passed away. It makes me think my time is also limited…Thank you, Paku-san”.

I do feel sorry for Hayao Miyazaki on how he lost his friend and co-founder. Although life isn’t fair for how movies and TV shows are not going as we ever imagined in the future today. But I’m still into Japanese culture such as anime and manga. And I think that Isao Takahata’s work and masterpieces, are really remarkable than any animated movie or TV show in the entire world. In Japan and when they come to North America to be in English, yes. (And must deserve Oscar awards!)

The ones that are made in the United States, and in the UK, nevermore. (Except for a few good ones that are in my blood and memories that I know of).

From Miyazaki’s speech on memories with Isao Takahata, to that ending song on how it was used in the ending of “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” for his funeral, we shall never forget that co-founder of Studio Ghibli, and how he was Hayao Miyazaki’s kindest friend that he ever had in his entire life.

Rest In Peace Isao Takahata. We shall never forget you. But we will miss you for sure.

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