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Temporary Snoopy museum opens in Japan


Japan is the first country outside the United States to open a temporary Snoopy museum, which will remain in that country until 2018. Find out more about this super initiative!

Temporary Snoopy Museum

Good news for comic book fans: The Snoopy Museum, located in Tokyo, opened on April 23 and will remain open until 2018. It is the first museum in the Peanuts franchise outside the United States – the original is in California, in Santa Rosa . The brand new museum's collection contains more than 150 comic strips featuring Snoopy and his friends, as well as memorabilia items and other attractions for comic book fans.

Every six months, a new exhibition will be set up to renew the space and delight visitors even more: cartoons that Charles M. Schulz drew before creating “Mindium” and his gang, animations, original music composed for the old cartoons composed by the jazz artist Vince Guaraldi and many drafts and originals are among the items that will be on display. Just imagining it gives me goosebumps! Quite a dive into the work of one of comics’ greatest geniuses!

The space's opening exhibition is called “My Favorite Peanuts” and is curated by Jean Schulz, widow of the Peanuts creator, who passed away in 2000. For this exhibition, she chose 60 favorite comic strips drawn by her husband, including an original that He colored it by hand to give to his loved one on Valentine's Day.

The space also has two themed cafes (the “Blanket”, in honor of the character Linus and his inseparable blankie) and the “Warm Puppy” (dedicated to Snoopy). And a huge themed store, of course!

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The initiative also seeks to attract new fans for the Peanuts comic, as the character Snoopy is quite popular in Japan, but not the comic strips about Charlie Brown and his gang. Paige Braddock, creative director at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, thinks the strip contains universal truths about people of all ages. And it's true: the “Mindium” strips are not about humor: they are about friendship, relationships, expectations and frustrations.

The museum also features, in addition to Schulz's originals, large-scale figures of the characters most loved by fans of the series, such as Snoopy, Woodstock, Charlie Brown and Lucy. The strip debuted in newspapers in 1950 and ran until February 13, 2000, one day after its creator died at the age of 77, having been published by more than 2,600 newspapers across the planet.

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The Snoopy Museum
: Roppongi 5-6-20, Minato-ku,Tokyo
How to get: The museum is a seven-minute walk from Roppongi Station, and a ten-minute walk from Azabu Juban Station.
Telephone: +81 3-6328-1960
Time: from 10am to 8pm
Adults: ¥1,800
University students: ¥1,200
High School Students: ¥800
Elementary School Students: ¥400
Children under three years old do not pay entry
Where to buy: on the attraction's website
E-mail: (email protected)


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