Singapore, November 4 (ANI/PRNewswire): On November 5, the primary Doraemon exhibition outside of Japan, presented by LEYOUKI with support from NMS and DFW Creative Pte. Ltd., will open on the National Museum of Singapore, showing how some of the beloved Japanese characters got here to life in manga and won the hearts of generations of fans worldwide. The multi-sited exhibition explores Doraemon’s past, present, and future through a up to date art show, a showcase of Fujiko F Fujio’s original drawings and sketches, a Doraemon-themed cafe, and limited-edition merchandise that encourages visitors to create recent memories with the long-lasting Japanese manga character.
A lot of us grew up with Doraemon and still love him. “We’re celebrating this beloved character across borders and generations with the primary Singapore edition of The Doraemon Exhibition and hope that visitors might be inspired to embark on their very own creative journeys as they contemplate their very own memories of Doraemon,” says Yuki Imamura, Director of LEYOUKI.
A tribute to the origins of Manga Doraemon
The Doraemon Exhibition will show Doraemon’s humble beginnings because the major character of a Japanese manga series that began in December 1969. After being converted into anime and films, Fujiko F Fujio, the pen name of Japanese manga artist Hiroshi Fujimoto, became distinguished.
The exhibition in Singapore features an exclusive section called MANGA DORAEMON Original Drawings Exhibition, which incorporates greater than 70 drawings and sketches by the late Mr. Fujimoto. That is the primary time the unique Doraemon creator’s inventive and formative illustrations have been shown outside Japan.
The drawings will take visitors on a journey to explore the beginnings of Doraemon and his friends, in addition to the stories behind a few of his fascinating gadgets corresponding to the ‘Memory Bread’ and the ‘Lying Mirror’. Visitors can even interact with a reproduction of Mr Fujimoto’s desk in his workroom where he created most of the Doraemon drawings, featuring his drawing tools in addition to books and figures.
Doraemon inspiring generations of artists
The Doraemon Exhibition was first held in 2002 with a subsequent 2017 restaging each in Japan. The section titled Create Your Own Original Doraemon features contemporary artworks by 28 leading contemporary Japanese artists and humanities groups who were invited to create their very own unique version of Doraemon based on their personal memories, and situate the long-lasting character in today’s changing world. The artworks range from painting and sculptures to graphics and photography.
Two Singaporean artists were commissioned to create Doraemon for the Singapore exhibition. Jahan Loh’s sculpture My Journey with Doraemon, explores teleportation and intergalactic destinations. He imagines using one in every of Doraemon’s magical devices to make use of art, science, and technology to explore the dizzying past, present, and future with him. The second work, IMAGINE, by Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee, features Thom Browne’s Fall 2022 collection and nine models from diverse backgrounds. Like Doraemon, the blue-tinted portraits have a good time skin tones’ beauty and seriousness.
Engaging families young and old
Along with the 2 exhibits, visitors can even expect a Doraemon-themed cafe experience on the Basement Gallery Foyer created in collaboration with Toraya, an esteemed wagashi (raditional Japanese confections) maker with a history of near 500 years.
For visitors trying to bring home a chunk of the exhibition, there can even be an exclusive line- up of Doraemon merchandise from The Doraemon Exhibition and the Fujiko F Fujio Museum, in addition to exclusive Doraemon collectibles. These include tote bags, mugs, and stationery items, amongst others.
The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022 will open to the general public from 5 November 2022 to five February 2023 from 10am to 7pm each day, with last admission at 6.30pm. Tickets might be purchased at http://www.doraemon-exhibit.sg/tickets. This exhibition is presented by LEYOUKI, with support from the National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Tourism Board. Media assets might be accessed via bit.ly/TheDoraemonExhibitionSG.
For more information, visit www.doraemon-exhibit.sg
This story has been provided by PRNewswire. ANI won’t be responsible in any way for the content of this text. (ANI/PRNewswire)
This story is auto-generated from a syndicated feed. ThePrint holds no responsibility for its content.