Good news for all fans of Nogizaka46 all over the world! The official exhibition of Nogizaka46 “NOGIZAKA46 ART WORKS -Almost Everything- (乃木坂46 Artworks だいたいぜんぶ展)” has just opened at Sony Music Roppongi Museum in Roppongi, Tokyo. The Nogizaka46 artworks exhibition offers about 90,000 items on display including unreleased artworks, pictures and costumes. There are also a themed store and cafe in the museum.
Sony Music Roppongi Museum just opens with the Nogizaka46 exhibition in this January following Snoopy Museum which closed last year. The new museum is open for a relatively longer time until the 12th May, so don’t miss the chance to touch the creative art of Nogizaka46.
This Nogizaka46 exhibition consists of four themes: CD Cover Arts, Music Videos, Costumes and Live Show Viewing. At the end of the exhibition, you can enjoy shopping limited items and eating special dishes at the museum shop and cafe.
I’m afraid but it’s prohibited to take a photo in most of the areas, so I really want you to visit and see the treasures by yourself.
CD Cover Arts
First of all, the BGM of Nogizaka46 makes you more excited at the entrance even before entering the exhibition. And then, you are guided to a small room where an original movie for the exhibition is shown for 2–3 mins. The first section of the exhibition offers numerous CD cover artworks with pictures of the members. It’s also a valuable experience to see the process of the creative artworks’ designs on idea sketches. An enormous cover art of Girls’ Rule with swimming Mai Shiraishi is displayed at the end of this part.
Between the first and second sections, a unique space is set where you are surrounded by the members’ crying faces 360°. That consists of pictures and movies shot for the 8th single Kizuitara Kataomoi (気づいたら片想い).
The theme of the second part is Music Videos where you can see a great number of precious showpieces related to the Nogizaka46’s music videos such as storyboards, sketches and acting scripts. Additionally, there are real items used in their music videos: for example, the broken glasses of Nanase Nishino in Kaerimichi wa Tomawari Shitaku Naru (帰り道は遠回りしたくなる) and the suitcase in Mukuchi na Lion (無口なライオン).
Around 250 costumes are displayed at the third part of the exhibition. These costumes has been actually worn by the members on live concerts and TV shows.
Live Show Viewing
At the final part of the Nogizaka46 exhibition, you can enjoy watching a live show on a giant screen with Crystal LED Display, the cutting-edge technology of Sony. Synchronicity (シンクロニシティ) of the 6th Year Birthday Live were streaming on my visit.
▽Check out the official video of Synchronicity▽
One of the most popular sections in the museum among fans is the special shop. Tens of original items made for the exhibition are sold only at the shop. You can’t help buying too many goods from fashion items to stationeries… T-shirts, foodies, caps, smartphone cases, pens, notebooks, postcards, stickers, bicycles and so on. The T-shirts with the design by the members like Nanase Nishino and Marika Ito are especially popular.
There is the Nogizaka46-themed cafe named “Saka Cafe (坂 CAFÉ)” out of the shop. The cafe serves a variety of menu from food, desserts and drinks related to Nogizaka46’s songs and members. You cannot experience the exclusive menu except there.
There are two types of the tickets for the Nogizaka46 artworks exhibition: a reserved ticket and an on-site one. The reserved tickets are available at Lawson convenience stores in Japan and Lawson’s ticket website. As long as the tickets are fully booked, you can buy the on-site tickets on the day you visit. The reserved one is a little cheaper.
Price (Reserved tickets): 1,800 yen (Adults and University students)/800 yen (Junior and Senior high school students)/400 yen (Elementary school students)/Free (Children under 6)
Price (On-site tickets): 2,000 yen (Adults and University students)/1,000 yen (Junior and Senior high school students)/600 yen (Elementary school students)/Free (Children under 6)