You may think that the Peanuts gang from Charles M. Schulz wouldn’t be popular or too well known in Japan but you’d be mistaken. Universal Studios in Osaka has loads of on site stores decorated with, and selling any kind of merchandise you can think of with Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang. However the character with the most likes and fans would have to be the lovable beagle, Snoopy.
And now that love has gone one step further with the announcement that a dedicated Snoopy museum is opening up in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. The museum is a joint venture with the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center located in Santa Rosa, California and is the first of its kind in the world.
And even better, the museum is a convenient 7 minute from the nearby Roppongi train station.
And like all things of their kind in Japan, you’ll also be able to purchase limited edition exclusive items from the store located in the museum.
The museum will also be hosting various exhibitions at different times of the year with one running from April 23rd until September 25th called My Favorite Peanuts. The exhibition will feature up to 60 pieces of Peanuts artwork created by Charles’ wife, Jean.
For more info, head on over to the official site for details on how and where to buy tickets.
There are quite a few Attack on Titan fans that will be excited at the next bit of news. Osaka, Japan is now host to a new AoT museum that just opened. Like a lot of things of this nature, the museum is time limited being open until February 16 but their main attraction will need to be seen to be believed.
The museum has a life sized replica of the 3D manoeuvre gear as seen in the show and used by the Corps. This is all being put together to start the hype machine rolling for the live action adaptation movie of the anime due some time in 2015.
It’s all taking place at the Osaka ATC (Asia & Pacific Trade Center) with the charge to enter being ¥800. It’s open from 1PM through to 8PM with a last entry shut off at 7:30PM on weekdays while on weekends, it’s from 10AM until 5PM on Saturdays. And with a really cool twist, the promo posters for the attraction advise patrons to come decked out in cosplay. Only in Japan.
You can also replicate the famous opening scene with the Titan peering over the wall with a cool prop wall setup. They even supply the mask for you to wear and terrorise people over the wall for a photo shoot.
Full venue details below:
Asia & Pacific Trade Center
2−1−10 Nankokita, Suminoe Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Phone: +81 6-6615-5230
One of the things I love about working at the Melbourne Museum is you never know what you’re going to find from day to day like today, for example. Minding my own business and I see this massive balloon being inflated. Of course I naturally wondered what the flip was happening so I wandered outside, where I promptly froze all my bits in the lovely Melbourne winter, in my short sleeved top and saw the below video…amazing 🙂