Tokyo Opens the World's First Snoopy Museum


As far as comic strip dogs go, there's none more iconic than Snoopy (sorry, Marmaduke). Charles M. Schultz's lovable beagle has appeared as a balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade over 30 times, in advertising campaigns and countless collectibles, and, according to Kotaku, will now be the subject of an entire museum in Tokyo, Japan.

Snoopy Museum Tokyo is a special satellite museum organized by the Charles M. Schultz Museum in Santa Rosa, California, according to International Business Times. It will feature original strips from Schultz (some unpublished), memorabilia, art, and exhibitions about the history and legacy of the character. IBT reports that there will be over 150 items in the singularly themed collection, which will only be on display until September 2018. Large inflatables will welcome guests to the museum, and a cafe inside will serve griddle cakes with Snoopy's face on them.

For those who can't make it to Tokyo, the Charles M. Schultz Museum also has traveling exhibitions of "Peanuts" objects to other museums. Snoopy Museum Tokyo opens to the public on April 23.

[h/t Kotaku]

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