Doraemon Exhibit Comes to National Museum of Singapore for 3 Months
Going by the recent Attack on Titan (AOT) exhibition in Singapore, it’s clear that people here love seeing their favorite anime come to life. While the dark elements of AOT aren’t for everyone, a more family-friendly exhibit featuring a beloved animated series is coming to our shores soon.
Of November 5, 2022Doraemon and his friends will be here as part of a 3 month exhibition at the National Museum.
Tickets for the exhibition, which will be the first ever outside of Japan, are now available for purchase. Before picking up your passes, here’s a look at what you can expect at the event.
The Doraemon exhibition will feature the works of 28 Japanese artists
According to a press release on Saturday, September 3, the “Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022” will feature works by 28 contemporary Japanese artists.
The artwork will place the titular character and his friends in our changing world while showcasing the impact they have had on modern history.
While it’s still unclear which artworks will make their way, Doraemon’s past exhibits in Japan might hint at what’s to come.
This large mosaic painting by Takashi Murakami, for example, is so lively with floral motifs that it will start our visit on a high note.
Seeing characters grow up too would surely evoke nostalgia for longtime fans who would do a double take if they saw this portrait of Satomi Kondo, from Shizuka-Chan as an adult.
Worshiping anything can be a spiritual affair for some, which is why Miran Fukuda’s acrylic artwork, ‘Hermits on the waves‘, incorporating Taoist elements, would be a sight to behold.
Of course, nothing beats the idea that your favorite anime might exist in real life. Mika Ninagawa’s photographic installation allows visitors to imagine that the photos document the adventures Doraemon apparently takes with a human companion.
However, note that no information is yet available regarding the exact works that will be exhibited in Singapore.
First exhibition outside Japan
Since its inaugural showcase in 2002, the Doraemon exhibit has made its way to several Japanese cities, including Tokyo and Okayama.
The upcoming exhibit will be the first outside of Japan, giving fans in Singapore exclusive access.
Although the exhibition runs from November 5, 2022 at February 5, 2023tickets are available for purchase today (September 3).
You can get your tickets through Klook website here. The prices are as follows:
- Adult – S$30
- Children (ages 6-18) – S$25
According to Klook, the first 1,000 buyers will receive exclusive souvenirs at “Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022”.
Other Doraemon merchandise, like Singapore-only collectibles, will also be available at the exhibit.
Timeless character of our childhood memories
For many of us, Doraemon has been with us through much of our childhood.
Although decades have passed, there’s no reason not to step back in time with our favorite cartoons.
If you know someone who is a huge Doraemon fan, tag them in the comments so they can pre-book tickets.
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