“Blow a gasket”. I’d always heard that quaint turn of phrase but could never really envision it, or apply it to my life…until this morning when I woke up to an email that made me, well, “blow a gasket”. I mean, holy shit. Really? REALLY??? I am presently seething and should progress to a nice little simmer by the time I return to Canada, then a full blown boil the week after.
Yesterday, we checked out the Dali, Venetian Renaissance Painters, and TeamLab exhibitions. Today, our Tokyo museum tour continued with a visit to…
The sole satellite Snoopy museum outside of California.
Although my sister was the big Snoopy fan growing up (and still is), the Peanuts gang still holds a special place in my heart. Not quite Flintstones and 1967 Spiderman cartoon level – but still.
The tickets were vintage comic strips from this day in Peanuts history.
The entry room featured video displays, photos of Charles M. Schulz, his family and various dogs, and this giant 3D art piece…
Actually made up of hundreds of comic strips.
From there, we were ushered into a second room to watch a four minute intro to the Peanuts comic strip and the museum.
Then, we moved onto another room featuring a history of the Peanuts comic strip.
The next room held hundreds of vintage Peanuts toys, sketches, and cells. Boy, it took me back.
We finished off with a visit to the gift shop…
I dropped about $50 on strictly Snoopy-related merch. My sis in for a treat!
The Men’s Room.
If you’re feeling munchy, there’s a Peanuts-themed eatery, The Blanket Cafe, as well as a Peanuts-themed food truck.
I’m on vacation.
On our walk back to the subway, I stop to take a photo of this giant silver crab.
And, on our work through Omotesando, snapped a photo of one of my favorite structures in Tokyo – the Prada Building.
I then headed off and met up with my friend Moro-san for lunch. I was having a fine time…until they ran out of the dessert I requested. Sensing my disappointment, Moro-san took me to a cafe in Ginza where she ordered one of the most hideous desserts I’ve ever seen. Ingredients included beer jelly, black truffles, dill, and parsley.
Hey! It’s my new favorite Japan character – Gudetama. He’s an egg!
Dinner was at Teatrino Da Salo and featured an Italian multi-course extravaganza.
Consider me suitably wowed.
Sayanora to my friend Moro-san. Farewell for another year. Mata ashita!