"I am free'', said Hayao Miyazaki as he announced his retirement from full feature films.
Miyazaki has been a master filmmaker, capturing the imagination of his audience for decades. In his 1984 film, "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind", the aircraft seen piloted by Nausicaä called Möwe was used to help her fly through the skies.
There is a man who has been trying to recreate it for more than 10 years. His name is Kazuhiko Hachiya, a Japanese artist and president of PetWORKS, who has made it his dream to bring the Möwe from the film into the real world by himself.
He started off from building model kits to a 1:1 Scale replica glider, and with his experience and pilot training, he has finally created a fully working replica of the Möwe with a jet engine and ready for take off.
Möwe is flying into US skies!!!
Come and join us for our special talk show and hear the story of a man who created his dream aircraft. You do not want to miss his tale of determination and imagination behind the creation.
Location: 319 East 2nd Street #103, LA, CA, 90012
Date and Time: August 9th 8:30pm
*This admission fee will be pooled to his OpenSky Project fund.
A Special Brochure will be given away.
Host: Kazuhiko Hachiya
Special Guest: Ayako Fujitani
Artist profile ：Kazuhiko HACHIYA
Born in Saga JAPAN, in 1966.
After graduating the Faculty of Visual Communication Design, the Kyushu Institute of Design (currently the School of Design, Kyushu University), Hachiya started his career by working for a consulting company followed by establishing his company PetWORKs Co., Ltd. His works created are often devices with special functions, such as a series of communication tools "Inter Dis-communication Machine" or "PostPet", a jet-powered skateboard "Air Board", or a personal flight system "OpenSky". Hachiya has been an associate professor of Department of Inter Media Art, Tokyo University of the Arts since October 2010.
Guest Profile: Ayako Fujitani
Born on December 7, 1979 in Osaka, Japan as Ayako Faith Fujitani. She is an actress and writer, known for Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995), Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996) and Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999).