Saturday, September 3, 2011

FFF Museum now open

One year ago, I stumbled across a "dirt breaking ceremony" held in the Noborito train station for the construction of the Fujio F Fujiko Memorial Museum being built about 1 kilometer away along the main Kawasaki thoroughfare. The local travel agency in the station maintained the "days remaining" sign, and I was taking photos of both the sign and the construction site to monitor the progress. Unfortunately, when the big earthquake hit in March, I moved out of Tokyo and was no longer able to visit the museum site.

(Photo taken from the Japan Times article. Used for review purposes only.)

Because, within the manga, Doraemon's birthday is Sept. 3, the museum officially opened yesterday. There's a write-up on it in the Japan Times, but as with all official museum press releases, the photos are static and boring. Anyway, if you're in Tokyo, Noborito is 20 minutes out from Shinjuku on the Odakyu line, and you can take a bus to the museum, or it is a 15 minute walk from the station. Definitely worth visiting if you like anime and manga history.

1 comment:

KINGRPG said...

This is excellent place because it is filled with good feelings, and suitable for children. I want to see Fujio F Fujiko Memorial Museum.