Questions tagged [princess-mononoke]

For questions about the classic 1997 Studio Ghibli fantasy film "Princess Mononoke". Always use in conjunction with the [studio-ghibli] tag.

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Why didn't Ashitaka cut off his arm?

I don’t understand Japanese so I only know the story based on the English subtitles. Is there a reason given to explain why Ashitaka couldn’t have cut off his arm to stop the curse spreading?
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In Princess Mononoke, what was the possible route across Japan that Ashitaka took while investigating the iron ball

I am not familiar with the Japanese landscape and geography, but I'm curious: what region of Japan was the eastern forest mentioned in the movie? what is the probable location of Iron Town?