Winnie the Pooh was one of my childhood favorites. I remember listening to my camp counselor read these stories to my cabin at bedtime. I still love these stories.
I heard about the exhibit at the Bunkamura Museum in Tokyo and wanted to see it. I took the train to the Shibuya Station, which is very large and confusing. I found my way out at the Hachiko Exit, where the famous Hachiko statue is located.
Here is the story of the faithful dog:
The museum is just a short walk from the famous Shibuya Scramble near the Hachiko statue.
The museum opened at 10 am and I arrived about ten minutes before ten. There was already a long line! I waited about 20 minutes to buy the ticket and enter the museum. It was very crowded and difficult to see the tiny original drawings. It came from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, so I thought it would be in English as well as Japanese, but I was wrong. I had no idea Pooh and Christopher Robin were so popular in Japan. It's a good exhibit and I recommend going, just be prepared for the crowds.
Photos were not allowed in the exhibit, but there were a couple of photo opportunities at the beginning.
From the website:
After a successful run in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in December 2017, the Winnie the Pooh Exhibition is happening in Shibuya from now until April 14 before travelling to Osaka (Apr 27 to Jun 30).
The exhibition traces the history of the famous bear from its initial publication as a children’s book in 1926, through a display of over 200 items ranging from pencil sketches and production materials to photos and letters of its creator EH Shepard. The display is divided into several sections, detailing what inspired the character, its literary iterations and its history in Japan. The exhibition will also include sales of special Winnie the Pooh items limited to the exhibition.