Sunday, July 19, 2009
Suginami Animation Museum building front
I've written about the Suginami Animation Museum (SAM) several times, but I've never run photos of the museum before. In part this is because they don't allow photos of the inside of the museum area (for copyright reasons). But, I think pictures of the outside are ok. Especially since it's a shared-function building and the museum is just on the 3rd and 4th floors. That and the outside is part of "public space".
The directions to the museum from Ogikubo station are given in English on SAM's website. It's about a 15-20 minute walk if you don't want to take the bus. Basically, take the east exit and turn left at the koban (police box). Stay on the main street until you see the really big police station building on the far right side of a street intersection (after about 15 minutes). Turn left at this intersection and walk about 20-30 meters. There'll be a big temple grounds on the right and SAM on the left.
You'll know you're at the right place when you see the sign.
Here's a challenge - how many of the characters / titles can you recognize?