Nizou Yamamoto

Birth:Jun 27, 1953
Death:Aug 19, 2023
Years active:1977-2023
Hometown:Goto, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
Twitter Instagram Wiki jp One of Japans leading scenic artists and art directors. Noted for his work as an art director on titles such as Future Boy Conan Grave of the Fireflies Fantastic Children and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time He was also one fifth of Princess Mononoke art directors. In 1995 Hayao Miyazaki went to the ancient forests of Yakushima of Kyushu an inspiration for the landscape of Nausica of the Valley of the Wind and the mountains of ShirakamiSanchi in northern Honshu for location scouting along with the five art directors and other production staff. On August 19 2023 he died of stomach cancer at his home aged 70.