The “Evangelion & Japanese Sword Exhibition” circulating Japan including the Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum in Okayama prefecture, will be held in Fukuoka from May 24th. To commemorate this, a stamp rally is being held in collaboration with KOTOBUKIYA Fukuoka Tenjin.

The exhibit introduces works by traditional sword smith from around Japan, themed after the world of Evangelion. Many types of new swords such as “The Lance of Longinus” were created for the exhibit. The “Bizen Osafune” and “Magoroku Exterminate Sword" from another story are particularly eye-catching. These two swords are said to have been created using the Bizen Osafune and Magoroku Seki swords as motifs. Through such collaboration works, the exhibit aims to introduce the world of Japanese swords. A store selling original goods is also available.

The stamp rally is held at the Soraria Stage of Kotobukiya. Three places are set up to collect stamps within Soraria Stage Building and Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station Building. If one shows the collected stamps at the exhibit venue, Nishitetsu Hall or at KOTOBUKIYA Fukuoka Tenjin, a special promotional postcard (not for sale) will be gifted.

The stamp sheets are distributed at the three locations with stamps. There are two types of promotional postcards, Nishitetsu Hall will distribute postcard A and KOTOBUKIYA Fukuoka Tenjin will distribute postcard B. For those who would like both postcards, the stamp rally has to be completed twice and each completed sheet needs to be handed in at each location. Postcard A is designed with 4 figures, items created by KOTOBUKIYA in 1/6 of the actual size. Postcard B is decorated with the landscape of the Fukuoka castle. The stamp rally will be held until June 23rd, the same period as the exhibit, but as there is a limit to the number of postcards, the rally will close once all postcards are handed out.

KOTOBUKIYA Fukuoka Tenjin http://main.kotobukiya.co.jp/store_info/fukuokatenjinten.html

Japanese Wesbite Relating to “Evangelion & Japanese Sword Exhibition” in Fukuoka
http://www.nishitetsu.co.jp/nnr/solaria/hall/kouen.htm#eva2013