Image: Lars Jansson, original artwork from Moomin and the Ten Piggy Banks, 1975
The Moomin comic strip began serialization in British newspaper The Evening News in 1954. From 1960, Moomin creator Tove Jansson's younger brother Lars produced the strip alone. Running for over 20 years, the strip was translated and published in 20 countries, contributing to the ongoing popularity of Moomin. This exhibition presents stories not yet translated into Japanese, and the unique characters who only appeared in the strip. Enjoy this deep exploration of the rich world of Moomin through around 280 items exhibited in Japan for the first time, including original artwork and sketches, character model sheets and more.
When: Sat. 11 Sep. to Sun. 14 Nov. (9:30 - 17:00; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed Mondays (open 20 Sep.), Tue. 21 Sep. and the 4th Tuesday of the month (28 Sep., 26 Oct.).
Where: Nagoya City Museum (名古屋市博物館), Mizuho Ward (瑞穂区)
Access: 150m south from Sakurayama Sta. (桜山駅, S11) Exit 4 on the Subway Sakura-dori Line (地下鉄桜通線)
Admission: General admission 1,300 (1,100) Yen; University & Senior HS students 900 (700) Yen; Junior HS students & Elementary students 500 (300) Yen. Prices in ( ) are for advance purchase tickets and groups of 20 people. Bearers of a Certificate of Disability or Intractable Disease Patient Medical Subsidy Recipient Certificate and up to 2 accompanying persons may enter for half the at-door price upon presentation of certificate. ID required for University, Senior & Junior HS students.
Exhibition website: https://moomin-comics.jp/ (Japanese)