Mizuki himself designed the tomb that was carved for him some 30 years prior to his death
The official Twitter feed of Mizuki Production has announced that the ashes of the late, lamented manga artist Shigeru Mizuki (GeGeGe no Kitarō) have been laid to rest in a tomb of Mizuki's own design. The interment occured on May 29, 2016, approximately six months since Mizuki passed away at the age of 93 on November 30, 2015.
30年前、お墓ができた時の得意げな水木しげる。左右に鬼太郎とねずみ男、側面と後ろには水木が下絵を描いた妖怪達のレリーフ。水木が「調布のミケランジェロ」と絶賛する墓石屋さんの手彫りです。 pic.twitter.com/Ev7SDbKcQY— 水木プロダクション (@mizukipro) 2016年5月30日
The Tweet included a photograph (taken 30 years ago) of Mizuki posing with the tomb, which features carvings of Kitaro and Nezumi-Otoko from GeGeGe no Kitarō. When asked about the tomb during his lifetime, Mizuki praised the carver as "the Michaelangelo of Chōfu". Mizuki also stated that he wanted to design the tomb himself so that he'd be sure he would be comfortable with it when it was his time to enter it.
Source: Cinema Today
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