Discover NIPPON World Heritage - Yakushima island Forest of the Princess Mononoke
Yakushima island off the south east coast of Kyushu in Japan. it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. there is Forest of The Princess Mononoke that became the model of the stage of animation director Hayao Miyazaki's movie The Princess Mononoke. the Studio Ghibli animation, was inspired by the thick forests of Yakushima. There are many parts in the film that match Yakushima's distinct scenery exactly.
Princess Mononoke Hayao Miyazaki (Director)
Set in medieval Japan, Miyazaki's original story envisions a struggle between nature and man. The march of technology, embodied in the dark iron forges of the ambitious Tatara clan, threatens the natural forces explicit in the benevolent Great God of the Forest and the wide-eyed, spectral spirits he protects. When Ashitaka, a young warrior from a remote, and endangered, village clan, kills a ravenous, boar-like monster, he discovers the beast is in fact an infectious "demon god," transformed by human anger. Ashitaka's quest to solve the beast's fatal curse brings him into the midst of human political intrigues as well as the more crucial battle between man and nature.