Kamen Rider began broadcasting in 1971 and continues today with Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. The series has lasted for more than 45 years. The Kamen Rider exhibition at Shunan City Museum of Art focuses on the theme of “Succession”. The exhibition opened on August 4.
At the entrance of the exhibition hall is an area to take photographs with a life-sized model of Kamen Rider 1. Also in the front area is the first volume of the Kamen Rider manga. There are original illustrations by the series creator, Shotaro Ishinomori.
As you continue further, there are more Showa era Kamen Rider heroes, such as V3, Amazon, and Black. In these areas are images, panels, and life-sized figures. There are also models of the Shocker, Bee Woman, Human Bat, and the Shocker kaijin Spider Man.
On the second floor there is an exhibition featuring the Heisei Kamen Rider heroes. There are life-sized figures of Kuuga, OOO, and Drive. There are also transformation belts from Kiva, W, and Fourze.
There is also a gift shop filled with various Kamen Rider goods.
A 5th grader visited with his mother and grandmother on their way home from a trip in Yokohama. He said “I watched this with my father. I want to brag about coming here to him.”
Another visitor said “Kamen Rider has a history of over 45 years and can be enjoyed by three generations of family: grandpa, father, and child.”
On August 11, Kamen Rider 1 will make an appearance to participate in photo shoots with visitors. It starts every 30 minutes on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets will be given out to those who arrive early.
The museum is open from 9:30 to 17:00 and is open every day except Mondays (except for September 18, the last day of the exhibition). Admission is 1000¥, but college students get in for 800¥. Admission is free for those under 18 years old.
Article Sources: Shunan Keizai Shimbun