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Doraemon's Fujiko F. Fujio to Be Honored with Museum (Updated)

posted on 2009-01-20 18:01 EST
Museum to open in September 2011 in Fujio's hometown, Kawasaki

An interactive museum dedicated to Fujiko F. Fujio, the late co-creator of the Doraemon manga, will open in his hometown of Kawasaki south of Tokyo. (Fujiko F. Fujio was born Hiroshi Fujimoto in 1933.) The facility was originally slated to open in 2010, but plans now call for a September 2011 opening. It will be able to hold 1,000 people, and the organizers hope that 500,000 people will visit every year.

The staff unveiled (PDF file) some of the blueprints and conceptual images for the project. A rotating selection of the artist's collection of about 50,000 original drawings will be in the museum's exhibition room, which is decorated like a school classroom. There will also be an outdoors playground, a recreation of Fujio's room, a theater for screening various shorts, a sofa-furnished reading gallery, and a "panorama box" (pictured at right) that will serve as one of the entrances. Part of the 2,800-square-meter (about 30,000-square-feet) facility will be devoted to a restaurant and shopping area.

Source: FujiSankei Business i.

Update: Fujiko's spelling corrected. Thanks, fireball.


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