International Harry Potter exhibition comes to Tokyo

7 years ago by in Entertainment

The Japanese fans of Harry Potter will be able to visit the famous wizard’s world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, hosted at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, starting with June 22. The exhibition will end on September 16 and the tickets will be available starting with March 23.

So far, about two million fans visited the international exhibition that was first presented in April 2009, in Chicago. It then made stops in Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, and Singapore.

The exhibition will be opened on a 1,400-square-meter space, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy displays inspired by the movie sets and see how the costumes and creatures from the film were made.

Guests will be greeted by an exhibit host who sorts several visitors into their favorite Hogwarts houses, then leads them inside the exhibition where their journey to favorite scenes from the Harry Potter films begins. The exhibition features settings from the films’ most popular locations—including the Gryffindor common room and dormitory; classrooms like Potions and Herbology; and the Forbidden Forest—which are filled with hundreds of authentic costumes and creatures used in the filming of the series, according to the international press.

Guests can also enjoy interactive scenes such as entering the Quidditch area and tossing a Quaffle ball, pulling their own Mandrake in the Herbology classroom vignette, and even touring a re-creation of Hagrid’s hut and sitting in his giant-sized armchair.