John Lennon Museum

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John Lennon Museum (ジョン・レノン・ミュージアム, Jon Renon Myūjiamu) was a museum located inside the Saitama Super Arena in Chūō-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. It was established to preserve knowledge of John Lennon's life and musical career. It displayed Lennon's widow Yoko Ono's collection of his memorabilia as well as other displays. The museum opened on October 9, 2000, the 60th anniversary of Lennon’s birth, and closed on September 30, 2010, when its exhibit contract with Yoko Ono expired.[1] A tour of the museum began with a welcoming message and short film narrated by Yoko Ono (in Japanese with English headphones available), and ended at an avant-garde styled "reflection room" full of chairs facing a slide show of moving words and images. After this room there was a gift shop with John Lennon memorabilia available.

References

  1. ^ The Japan Times: "Lennon museum to close this fall" (5 February 2010)

External links

  • John Lennon Museum (in English by JLM, Co., Ltd.)

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