Studio Ghibli held a farewell ceremony for the studio’s late director Isao Takahata at the Ghibli Museum on Tuesday.
Miyazaki recalled meeting Takahata for the first time in 1963, when Takahata was 27 and Miyazaki was 22.
At the gathering, Ghibli co-founder and longtime friend Hayao Miyazaki offered a eulogy for Takahata.
In his eulogy, Miyazaki referred to Takahata by his nickname “Paku-san,” and told the story of name.
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