The Force Is With You at This Cool Star Wars Exhibition in Japan
It'll take you to a galaxy far, far away.
STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition
G1-5F Warehouse TERRADA, 2-6-4 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa District, Tokyo
Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from November 1, 2019 to January 13, 2020. Closed on January 1-3, 2020.
Early bird tickets: Junior high school and older ¥3,200; elementary students ¥2,000
Door tickets: Junior high school and older ¥3,500; elementary students ¥2,300
*Same-day tickets are only available on days with extra admission slots
You can experience the world of Star Wars in STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition at G1-5F Warehouse TERRADA in Tennozu Isle until January 13, 2020.
STAR WARS Identities at G1-5F Warehouse TERRADA
To celebrate the showing of the final installation to the series, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, on December 20, the exhibit was launched last August 8, 2019. In less than two months, it attracted more than 50,000 Star Wars fans all over the world.
Those who want to see the displays are advised to visit earlier than December, as the exhibit will be more crowded during the premiere of the film. Curious to know what awaits you there? Below is a sneak peek of the Star Wars exhibit.
One of the few puppets created to be synthesized with special effects in the film
BB-8, Boba Fett, and Stormtroopers welcome guests at the exhibit.
The exhibit has two main highlights. The first one allows you to admire more than 200 film props and memorabilia. Although guests are allowed to take photos and videos, flash photography and selfie sticks are strictly prohibited.
The costumes used by Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia
Star Wars fans will be delighted to see the actual costumes used by actors, tools and models used in making the film, and concept art for characters displayed in the hall. The pieces will then be transferred to the Lucasfilm museum, which will soon be established in Los Angeles, so this might be your last chance to see the large scale Star Wars exhibit in Japan.
Star Wars’ famous duo, R2-D2 and C-3PO
Upon entering the hall, the Star Wars theme song booming through the speakers and short film projection will make you feel like you’ve entered a different dimension. You’ll then be welcomed by different characters such as BB-8, R2-D2, C-3PO, and the Stormtroopers. Being able to see the characters in real life is enough to make any Star Wars fan ecstatic.
Carbon frozen Han Solo and Princess Leia captured by Jabba the Hutt
Millennium Falcon model
Darth Vader’s presence fills the room.
As you explore the exhibit further, you’ll find a carbon frozen Han Solo, a lifelike Yoda display, a detailed Millennium Falcon model, and an intimidating Darth Vader statue against a dark background. You won’t be able to take your eyes off the mesmerizing displays that easy.
Jabba the Hutt model and the eyes that were parts of a puppet
Rare props like Jabba’s eyes, which were part of the giant Jabba the Hutt puppet used when filming the Return of the Jedi, are also displayed.
Concept art for Yoda during the first stages of the film
The concept artworks displayed at the exhibit are also interesting. The Yoda we know, for example, looks totally different from the way he was designed during the early stages of character building. His original design made him look like a bearded dwarf with a pointed hat.
Just by going around the exhibit, you’ll already learn the fascinating process of how the Star Wars characters came to life. There’s really a lot to see here, so we suggest that you allot a considerable amount of time in your schedule to maximize your visit.
Hold your bracelet over the species that will be the base of your original character
The exhibit’s second highlight lets you create an original character based on your identity. All visitors are given an ID bracelet upon entering. Inside the venue, there are certain points along the displays where guests are asked to answer questions by holding their bracelets over their corresponding answers.
It will depend on you if you’ll fall to the dark side or not.
The questions will cover a lot of topics—from your own personality and values to your parents’ education. You can also pick your character’s species, home planet, mentor, and profession. An invite to join the dark side will creep on you by the end.
Our writer’s original character. You can have the details of your identity or your character’s data sent to your own email if you want to.
Once you’re done answering all the questions, you’ll meet your character. In our writer’s case, it was an eccentric, musician Ewok who had Yoda as its master. All in all, there are more than 50 million combinations of answers, with each of them corresponding to a specific character. Not knowing which character your answers will lead you to make the experience more special. Children and even those who aren’t diehard fans of Star Wars will definitely enjoy this side attraction.
The goods sold at the venue are inspired by the original art found at the exhibit.
Upon exiting the exhibition area, you’ll find a merchandise kiosk set up. Plenty of original goods are available here.
*Early bird tickets for STAR WARS Identities are being sold at electronic ticket service ticket boards.
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Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (18 October 2019)