The Moomin comic strips created by Tove Jansson (1941-2001) were introduced to English readers in 1954 in the London newspaper The Evening News and ran for over 20 years. The illustrations and words were primarily drawn and written by Tove, while her brother Lars (1926-2000) developed plot lines and translated the words into English. From 1960 on, Lars took over the creation of the comics. The ongoing comic strip series built a strong worldwide following for the Moomins. This exhibition features over 280 original drawings belonging to Moomin Characters Oy Ltd, shown for the first time ever in Japan. They are the basis for the Moomin characters that continue to be popular around the world today.
Closed: Every Monday, November 24th and 25th, December 29th-January 1st
(Open on November 23rd and January 11th)