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Spirited Away: Chihiro + the space
"The bath-house and the old lady that’s there, and the gods… I like that kind of world. They’re very intriguing. That other world has much depth and there’s a lot of different kinds of people inhabiting it — that’s what I like to work with. It’s not a small contained world, it’s actually a world that stretches out, a place that it’s normal that when it rains there’s a sea the next day…So that’s why Spirited Away evolved into that kind of film. And it was so much pain and care and labour I don’t know why I do these things!" (Miyazaki)
More places where Hayao Miyazaki used as a model of Spirited Away. In Taiwan
Ghibli Trivia: The cleansing of the river spirit is based on a real-life incident in Miyazaki’s life where he participated in the cleaning of a river, removing, among other things, a bicycle.