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Miyazaki Hayao
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Birth Date:January 5, 1941
Astrology Sign:Capricron
Chinese Sign:Dragon - Yang
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Occupation:Film/TV Director

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Miyazaki Hayao

Biography:Miyazaki Hayao Miyazaki, the second of four brothers, was born in the town of Akebono-cho, part of Tokyo's Bunky┼Ź-ku. During World War II, Miyazaki's father Katsuji Miyazaki was director of Miyazaki Airplane, owned by the elder Miyazaki's brother, which made rudders for the Zero fighter plane. Hayao Miyazaki inherited a lifelong fascination with aviation.

Miyazaki's mother was a voracious reader and an intelligent woman, who often questioned socially accepted norms. Miyazaki later said that he inherited his questioning and skeptical mind from her.

Miyazaki moved frequently throughout his childhood, in part because his mother was undergoing treatment for spinal tuberculosis from 1947 until 1955. Miyazaki's film My Neighbor Totoro features a family whose mother is similarly afflicted.

In about 1956 - the date is apparently uncertain - Miyazaki entered Toyotama High School. In his third year there, he saw the film Hakuja Den, described as "the first-ever Japanese feature-length color anime", and began to take an interest in animation. In order to become an animator, he had to learn to draw people, because his artwork up until that point had been limited to drawing airplanes and battleships.

After high school, Miyazaki attended Gakushuin University, graduating in 1963 with degrees in political science and economics. He was a member of the "children's literature research club," said to be "the closest thing to a comics club in those days".

In April 1963, Miyazaki got a job at Toei Animation, working as an in-between artist on the anime Wanwan Chushingura (Watchdog Bow Wow). He was a leader in a labor dispute soon after his arrival, and he became chief secretary of Toei's labor union in 1964.

In October 1965, he married fellow animator Akemi Ota, who later left work to raise their two sons, Goro and Keisuke. Goro is now an anime filmmaker himself, directing Tales from Earthsea at Studio Ghibli. Keisuke is a wood artist who has done work for the Ghibli Museum and who made the wood engraving shown in Ghibli's Whisper of the Heart.

Chinese Horoscope for Miyazaki Hayao
Includes characteristics and Vices
Miyazaki Hayao's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 08, 1940 - January 26, 1941
Birthday: January 5, 1941

The Dragon is a Yang,
and is the Fifth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Health

Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Miyazaki Hayao's Personality Tarot Card The World - Personality Card

Birthday: January 5, 1941

The realization of a prize or goal; success, triumph, achievement.

Miyazaki Hayao's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: January 5, 1941

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Miyazaki Hayao's Growth Tarot Card Temperance

Birthday: January 5, 2024

Mixing and blending of opposites; compromise and cooperation.




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