The world's second museum dedicated to Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang will open in Tokyo's Roppongi shopping and entertainment district in March for a period of 2½ years, according to Sony Creative Products Inc., the comic strip's exclusive agent in Japan.

The Snoopy Museum Tokyo, to be built in a redevelopment area near the Roppongi Hills commercial complex, will exhibit original drawings and early works by Charles M. Schulz, who died in 2000, the writer and illustrator of Peanuts, among other items. The line-up will be refreshed every six months, and the exhibition will run for 30 months until September 2018.

It will serve as a branch of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California, said Sony Creative Products.

The Sony group firm anticipates visitor numbers of around 800,000 per year.