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KANTO

‘Fujiko F. Fujio 80th Anniversary Exhibition’

TOKYO TOWER

by Alisa Yamasaki

Tokyo Tower is celebrating the 80th anniversary of Hiroshi Fujimoto, better known as Fujiko F. Fujio, one half of the cartoonist duo Fujiko Fujio, who created the popular mechanical cat character Doraemon. The tower’s exhibition features some of Fujimoto’s most famous works, including Perman and Esper Mami. Original drafts of his cartoons, as well as black-and-white animations of his earlier works are on display and visitors can fully experience the artist’s creative world in a “4-D” projection theater, where they can take photos with their favorite characters.

For Doraemon fanatics, the exhibition will also be selling limited-edition souvenirs unavailable elsewhere; July 19-Oct. 6.

Tokyo Tower, Foot Town 4F, roof; 050-5541-8600; 4-2-8 Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Akabanebashi Station, Oedo Line. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. ¥1,500. www.tokyotower.co.jp