A special exhibition taking place at the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art looks into the art and the story behind the Moomins, a popular cartoon created by Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jannson. The event will showcase around 500 different items such as original drawings and sketches, with a focus on pieces that belong to the Moomin Museum in Tampere, Finland.
Adult admission to the event is priced at 1300 yen. Do note that the museum is closed on Mondays if you're planning to visit.
The Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art is located around 25 minutes on foot or about 6 minutes by bus from Kusanagi Station, served by the JR Tokaido Line. To take the bus, head out of the Prefectural University Museum Exit (South Exit), and look for the Kusanagi Museum Line service.
For those who plan to drive to the museum, it's around 25 minutes from the Shizuoka IC / Shimizu IC on the Tomei Expressway, or 25 minutes from the Shin-Shizuoka IC on the Shin-Tomei Expressway. Free parking is available on-site which can accommodate around 400 vehicles.
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