From last April 29th until Sunday, June 28th, 2015, there is a Star Wars exhibit at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo.
Tickets cost ¥1800 for adult admission, if you buy them at the event…but only ¥1500 if you buy them at a 7-eleven convenience store.
Poster advertising the Star Wars exhibit in Tokyo.
My wife and I went to this exhibit yesterday.
Photography wasn’t permitted in most of the exhibition areas, so I couldn’t take pictures of most of the items…but they had Star Wars-inspired artwork by some really talented artists, as well as actual props and costumes used in the Star Wars movies!
In the gift shop, they had some memorabilia made exclusively for this Tokyo exhibit…some of which was Japan-inspired, such as Star Wars 手ぬぐい (Japanese towels).
A few of the items sold at the gift shop.
The exhibit is on the 52nd floor of the Roppongi Hills building, so we could get a nice view of Tokyo.
The famous “spider” statue outside Roppongi Hills.
Here are some of the photos we took:
There was a lot more to see at this exhibit, so if you’re interested in Star Wars, you should go to this exhibit by June 28th!
Here is a のれん (Japanese doorway curtain) with a symbol that is commonly seen and easily understood in Japan. But, how about outside of Japan? What would you assume that symbol means? What do you think this curtain is the entrance to?
***edit 2015 June 13th***
As of June 13, 2015, most people (by a wide margin) chose “Hot Spring” as the meaning of the ♨ symbol…and that’s correct!
I guess this poll was too easy. I’ll try to make the next one a bit more difficult.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the poll.
You can design your own original Kit-Kat package with any photograph you like of your family, friends, pet, or whatever, and have that picture on a pack of regular, dark, or green tea Japanese Kit-Kats.
Every October for the past ten years, there is a two-day heavy metal music festival in the Tokyo area called “Loudpark“.
This year it is scheduled for 2015 October 10th (Sat) and October 11th (Sun).
Loudpark heavy metal festival; 2015 Oct 10-11.
Some of the major bands that are billed to play are: Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. Three of the “Big Four“!
And then the following month, there will be another big heavy metal festival in the Tokyo area! OzzFest Japan is scheduled for 2015 November 21st (Sat) and November 22nd!
OzzFest Japan 2015 will be held on 2015 Nov 21st – 22nd.
Unlike Loudpark, OzzFest doesn’t have a long history in Japan. This will only be the second OzzFest in this country so far.
The first OzzFest Japan ever was held in May of 2013. I went to it with a friend of mine.
(Click here to read my post about it.)
I saw Black Sabbath, among other bands, at OzzFest Japan 2013…and they were initially billed to headline OzzFest Japan 2015, but it’s been changed for whatever reason…Ozzy will still be playing with his solo band instead.
The main acts of OzzFest Japan 2015 will be: Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society, KoRnBullet For My Valentine, and Evanscence.