Popular character Snoopy from American comic “Peanuts” collaborates with Japanese artisans for the first time at an exhibit to be held at Matsuya Ginza from Apr. 17th.

The organizer is artist Yoshiteru Otani, who was praised as a genius by Charles Monroe Schulz, the author of “Peanuts.” Displaying his artworks symbolizing the creation of the Charles M. Schulz Museum situated in Santa Rosa, California, Otani has deeply involved himself in the world of “Peanuts.” For the coming exhibition, he called upon 40 Japanese artisans such as creators of lacquer ware, cut glass, Yuzen dyeing (silk printed by the Yuzen process,) pottery and pearl items to create collaboration items with Snoopy.

At the event space, in addition to 40 items such as Kutani ware, Wajima lacquer ware and gold sand ornaments which were produced taking more than one year by artisans, more than 100 items including Otani’s monochrome paintings of Chinese characters adorned with Snoopy and cutout pictures presented for the first time will be on exhibit.

Also, roughly 200 items including limited and pre-sold goods such as bath towels with the illustrations of Charlie Brown and Snoopy made with yarn-dyed jacquard fabric (5,250 yen), mugs decorated with a Chinese character “友” (meaning friend) (1,890 yen), Noren (curtain) (2,625 yen) and in all, 1,000 Snoopy items will be available.

【Exhibit Information】
Venue: 8th floor Event Square Matsuya Ginza
Dates: Apr. 17th to May 6th
Time: 10 am to 8 pm (final day closes at 5 pm)
Admission: general-1,000 yen, university and high school students-700 yen, middle school students and under-free of charge