First official Snoopy museum in the world opens its doors in Tokyo
Just a few days ago on April 23rd , the world's first official Snoopy museum opened its doors to thousands of fans in Tokyo, with exhibits and unpublished works featuring the beloved character created by Charles M. Schulz.
Japanese fans of Peanuts were just given a gift by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, and it's a pretty special one at that — the world's one and only official Snoopy Museum, with unpublished works, rare memorabilia, and special exhibits. And unlike the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California, this museum in the famous-for-its-nightlife Roppongi district of Tokyo is entirely dedicated to Snoopy and nothing else. The opening exhibit is one titled "My Favorite Peanuts," which consists of 60 original Peanuts cartoons selected by his wife, with a personal story behind every one of them, Besides the actual exhibit, there is also a gift shop and a little restaurant called Blanket Cafe, which features Snoopy story and character-themed menu items. The museum itself is scheduled to stay open until September of 2018, but if successful, will probably continue on.
For those interested in ever visiting, or if anyone wants to find a little more about this little bit of Japanese Snoopy heaven, the website (in English) is at http://www.snoopymuseum.tokyo/en/. As Charles M. Shulz once said, "Happiness is a warm puppy."