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TOKYO

‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’

MORI ARTS CENTER GALLERY

by Natasha Vik

Staff Writer

Having already spellbound some 2 million visitors in North America, Australia and Singapore, “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” is set for its Japan debut this summer. Displaying more than 200 authentic costumes and props, such as Gryffindor uniforms and Quidditch equipment, it’s a rare treat for fans.

Guided tours divide the show into sections, with the displays offering visitors a close-up look at Hogwarts locations such as Hagrid’s Hut and the Great Hall. There’s also various replicas of magical creatures, including House-elves, as well as interactive displays, such as a Quidditch Pitch where visitors can throw Quaffle balls and a Herbology classroom where you can tend to Mandrakes. It’s a show guaranteed to attract and entertain all fans of all ages; till Sept. 16.

Mori Arts Center Gallery; 03-5777-8600; Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 52F, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Roppongi Station, Hibiya Line. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. ¥2,300. www.harrypotterexhibition.jp