Tokyo Stroll Supplement: Nerima-ku
This page is for locations in the Nerima-ku area of Tokyo. This neighborhood is not part of my book Tokyo Stroll.
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Nerima Art Museum (練馬区立美術館)
Since 1985 this public museum has displayed a variety of art. While there is a certain focus on Nerima related artists plenty of art for other areas is exhibited. The museum also put on educational programs and exhibits works from the local community. Next to the museum is the Bijutsu-no-Mori Ryokuchi park with 32 sculptures of animals on its grounds.
Ōizumi Anime Gate (大泉アニメゲート)
This is next to the North exit of Ōizumi-Gakuen Station (Seibu Ikebukuro Line). There are several metal statues here of anime/manga characters. These are Astro from Astro Boy (Atom from Tetsuwan Atom), Tetsuro and Maetel from Galaxy Express 999, Lum from Urusei Yatsura, and Joe from Tomorrow's Joe (Ashita no Joe). There are apparently plans to add another statue soon. The station gate area also has exhibits regarding the anime industry in the area. Nearby there are manhole covers with Lum, Maetel and Joe.
Rentai E18 type locomotive (蒸気機関車 E18 連隊)
The E18 is a 600 mm narrow gauge steam locomotive. This particular E18 is one of 25 such engines ordered from Germany in 1921 by the Japanese Imperial Army for the transportation of supplies to in Manchuria. After WWII this one was put to use in Chiba by the Seibu Railway until it was replaced in the 1950s with newer equipment. Starting in 1971 it was displayed in Tokorozawa City at the UNESCO Village until 2007. Then it was restored and exhibited at Tokyo Big Sight for the JAM Convention. In 2012 it ended up here at this location.
Tōei Animation Museum (東映アニメーションミュージアム)
Founded 2018 to highlight the work of Tōei Animation which has been producing works since 1956. The museum replaced the Tōei Animation Gallery, which closed in September 2014. The Tōei Animation Museum houses permanent and temporary exhibits on the animation process and different Tōei Animation productions. There is a giant touchscreen where you can search for, select and view videos. A statue of Pero from “The Wonderful World of Puss’n Boots" is outside the museum. There is a museum shop for Tōei Animation related products.
Photography is prohibited.
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Created November 5, 2022 | Content last updated November 5, 2022