This Doraemon Exhibit in Osaka Is Making Us Feel Nostalgic

Take a walk down memory lane.

THE Doraemon Exhibition OSAKA 2019 
Osaka Cultural Center - Tenpozan, 1-5-10 Kaigandori, Minato District, Osaka City
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (admission ends 30 minutes before closing) 
Event Period: July 12, 2019 - September 23, 2019 (74 days in total)
Admission Fees: ¥1,500 (standard), ¥1,200 for middle and high school students, ¥800 for elementary school students until 4 years old (Tickets purchased in advance for this group are worth ¥600). 

Last July 12, the special exhibit,
THE Doraemon Exhibition OSAKA 2019, was opened at the Osaka Cultural Center. A press conference for the event was held the day prior to its opening. 

Masterpiece by Sebastian Masuda “Saigo no Weapon (Last Weapon)” 
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With the theme “Create Your Own Original Doraemon,” the special Doraemon exhibition brings together works of different artists around Japan and abroad. In addition to the selling of pictorial records and limited-edition goods at the venue,
THE Doraemon Exhibition Café is also be open to visitors. 

A collaborative work by artists Junko Koike and Yasumasa Morimura 
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The artists featured in the exhibition include Makoto Aida, Kayo Ume, Motohiko Odani, Ryota Kuwakubo, Tomoko Konoike, Akinori Goto, Satomi Kondo, Tomoyoshi Sakamoto, Masaharu Sato, ShiShi Yamazaki, Ai Shinohara, Kotobuki Shiriagari, Yuta Nakazato, Suito Nakatsuka, Yoshitomo Nara, Yasuyuki Nishio, Mika Nanigawa, Miran Fukuda, Sebastian Masuda, Kumi Machida, Takashi Murakami, Yasumasa Morimura + Junko Koike, Akira Yamaguchi, Hidenori Yamaguchi + Wataru Ito, Ryuki Yamamoto, Rena Rena (Rena Nakajima), and Nozomi Watanabe.

Takashi Murakami’s masterpiece entitled, “An Na Koto Ii Na Dekitara Ii Na (I Wish I Could Do Something Like That)” 
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Sebastian Masuda, the artist of a 2.3-meter-tall artwork in the exhibition says, “I thought that the various artists would come up with different ways to express their ideas. In my case, I ended up expressing my feelings for Doraemon directly in my artwork. Creating a huge Doraemon and seeing the children who see it go ‘Wow!’ made me realize that it’s through this character that the world of dreams come alive. When I was little, I drew Doraemon so many times, wanting to become a manga artist.”

Photographer Kayo Ume’s masterpiece. 

The menu items at THE Doraemon Exhibition Café include
Doraemon Loco Moco Don (¥1,200), Tarako de Dora-Spa (Pollock Roe Doraemon Spaghetti) (¥1,000), Dora-gherita~ Doraemon Pizza (¥1,000), Doraemon Ice Cream Dorayaki (Japanese filled pancake dessert) (¥800), Marshmallow To Coffee Jelly (¥700), and the Doraemon Latte (hot) (¥500). 

Doraemon Loco Moco Don (¥1,200) 

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (11 July 2019)

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