Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tom and Jerry’s funny world exhibition in Aomori City

Hubby and I had been on a sightseeing trip to Aomori City in December 2016. On the afternoon of 23rd December, we went to see an exhibition named ‘Tom and Jerry’s funny world exhibition’ held in the city. Such an exhibition was held for the first time in Tohoku region and we took the opportunity to visit the exhibition. It was held at Aomori Prefectural Art Museum from 26th November 2016 to 15th January 2017. There were various kinds of Tom and Jerry related exhibits that included animations, art collections, comic panels, television series corner, short films and movies corner, and photography corner. Several Tom and Jerry themed special events were held throughout the exhibition period. In addition, a makeshift shop was set up that sold popular Tom and Jerry goods, limited items as well as new products to the visitors. Photography was allowed everywhere inside the exhibition area to capture the beautiful moments with Tom and Jerry.


Hubby and I reached in front of Aomori Prefectural Art Museum in Aomori City at about 3 pm on 23rd December 2016. The museum building was a white colored modern structure. We entered inside the museum building and purchased two tickets each worth 700 Yen as admission fee to see the ‘Tom and Jerry’s funny world exhibition’. Next we walked for a few minutes inside the museum building and reached the Community Gallery area where the exhibition was held. There we saw a huge signboard of Tom and Jerry welcoming all the visitors to the exhibition. At the lobby area of the Community Gallery, we had an obligatory photo opportunity with huge colorful figures of Tom and Jerry. It felt great to introduce ourselves to Tom and Jerry.
I am standing in front of an information board of Aomori Prefectural Art Museum. The museum building is partly seen in the background.

I am standing in front of the museum building

Hubby standing next to a huge signboard of Tom and Jerry welcoming all the visitors to the exhibition held at the Community Gallery inside the museum building

I am standing along with the huge figures of Tom and Jerry at the lobby area of the Community Gallery

Hubby standing along with the figures of Tom and Jerry at the lobby area

Hubby standing along with Tom and Jerry


We entered the first exhibition room at the Community Gallery area and saw huge colorful panels depicting and celebrating the characters Tom and Jerry. Next, we saw many panels with information and images of various characters of the Tom and Jerry animated series and short films. There was another section in this room that provided detailed information about the history of the animated series and short films. We loved reading about the historical details and some really interesting little tidbits. In addition, this room had many exhibits of artworks by artists from Japan as well as abroad. Right in the middle of this room, we saw Jerry’s room named ‘Jerry’s Sweet Hole’. We could look through the room, which was magnified and so colorful with interesting details. Tom and Jerry seemed to play around in the exhibition room and we loved meeting them.
Hubby standing in front of colorful panels depicting the characters Tom and Jerry in the first exhibition room at the Community Gallery

Many panels with information and images of various characters of the Tom and Jerry animated series and short films

I am reading the panels depicting various characters

Hubby standing in front of the panels depicting various characters

I am reading the historical details about Tom and Jerry

I am standing in front of Jerry’s room named Jerry’s Sweet Hole

I am posing at the entrance area of Jerry’s Sweet Hole

Hubby posing with a figure of Jerry


Next, we went to the second exhibition room at the Community Gallery area where many images from the old as well as new Tom and Jerry short films and movies were exhibited. The room was done so artistically and had many colorful images from various short films and movies. There were many panels with interesting information about the short films and movies made through the decades. We loved seeing the colorful images and reading the detailed information about the short films and movies.
Hubby standing in the second exhibition room where information and images from many Tom and Jerry short films and movies were exhibited

Hubby standing in the second exhibition room

I am standing inside the exhibition room


Afterwards, we went to the third exhibition room at the Community Gallery area of the museum. Here we saw a few brain teasers like puzzles, quizzes, and finding mistakes or differences in pictures. This section was very interesting and we spent a lot of time there. In another section of the room, there was continuous screening of many Tom and Jerry animated series and we saw children as well as adults glued to the screens. We also watched one of the old-time Tom and Jerry animations. In addition, we saw trick art photography exhibition in yet another section of this room. It was funny to pose with a few of such trick art photographs. Finally, we saw a collection of comic panels and posters of the old-time Tom and Jerry animated series in one more section of the room. This room had plenty of fun exhibits, and we loved looking at them and time passed so quickly.
I am standing in front of a panel to spot the differences or mistakes between the two pictures in the third exhibition room

Another panel to spot the differences between the two pictures

Yet another panel to spot the differences between the two pictures

A photo with a quiz question

Many characters from the Tom and Jerry animated series playing various musical instruments inside a music hall

Hubby standing in front of the picture of the music hall and trying to spot the characters Tom and Jerry in the picture

I am standing inside the third exhibition room

Screening of a Tom and Jerry animated series going on

Trick art photography where Tom and Jerry are laughing at me for being upside down inside a television

Tom is confusing me with a baseball

Hubby enjoying seeing the comic panels and posters of the old-time Tom and Jerry animated series

Hubby loves the old-time Tom and Jerry animated series


Finally we went to a makeshift shop that sold popular Tom and Jerry goods, limited items as well as new products to the visitors. We bought a couple of DVDs and a few collectible items and left the exhibition area. We enjoyed the sweet and funny world of Tom and Jerry and got lost in the fantasy world, even if just for a little while.


4 comments:

Veidehi said...

I love Tom and Jerry and this post made me smile and reminisce the wonderful memories :)

Manisha Kundu-Nagata said...

Thank you very much for your nice comment Veidehi. I guess everyone likes Tom and Jerry irrespective of their age :) ....

Swati said...

This surely put a smile on me (and my kids would have loved it too). Very interesting concept

Manisha Kundu-Nagata said...

Thank you very much for your comment Swati. Yes, Tom and Jerry series is enjoyable to kids and adults alike.