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THE Doraemon exhibition TOKYO 2017

THE Doraemon exhibition TOKYO 2017

In a nutshell
It’s all about Doraemon, the anime robotic cat. (For those of you who are unfamiliar with Doraemon, spending five minutes on Wikipedia before attending is helpful https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doraemon). There is a wide variety of art, including paintings, video and sculptures, made by famous Japanese artists who were asked to create their own original Doraemon. 

The venue
The Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills Mori Tower - a large space well suited to displaying the variety of pieces in the exhibition.

English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
The exhibition information is available in English but the videos and manga are in Japanese without translation.

The feels
This is a fun, colorful exhibition that taps into the love and nostalgia for Doraemon. 

Appeal
Doraemon fans (duh!) of all ages - from young children to reminiscent adults. For those unfamiliar, it is a great window into Japanese culture and different artists’ takes on this elevated fan art.

How far out?
Less than 10 minutes from Roppongi or Azabu-Juban Stations.

How much time? 
About 45 minutes. 

How much money?
¥1,800 for general admission

Until when?
January 8, 2018

Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art
A must see if you’re into Doraemon.

Links:
http://macg.roppongihills.com/en/exhibitions/439/ and http://thedoraemontentokyo2017.jp/english.html

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