In 1951 manga artists Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko partnered together under the pen name Fujiko Fujio to create the now-famous Japanese manga series Doraemon. The Fujiko F Fujio Museum celebrates this long-running series about a robotic cat who travels back from the 22nd century.
The rather extensive collection of Fujiko Fujio work includes original artwork from Doraemon and several other series, as well as a hands-on area, theater, manga reading room and several life-size Doraemon characters scattered throughout the grounds. An English audio guide (free with admission) offers commentary on both the artists’ lives and their works on display. The extremely popular Doraemon-themed cafe serves dishes inspired by the series.
Tickets to the Fujiko F Fujio Museum must be purchased at a Lawson store and are good for a specific time frame only. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.