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Display at the entrance
Display at the entrance

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.

History

The John Lennon Museum opened on October 9, 2000, the 60th anniversary of Lennon's birth, and closed on September 30, 2010,[1][2] when its exhibit contract with Yoko Ono expired.[3] It was located inside the Saitama Super Arena in Chūō-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

Contents

The museum 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. 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.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Japan's John Lennon Museum to close". The Independent. February 6, 2010. Archived from the original on May 25, 2022. Retrieved May 25, 2022.
  2. ^ "Lennon Museum closes its doors". The Japan Times. 2010-10-02. Archived from the original on 2021-01-17. Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  3. ^ "Lennon museum to close this fall". The Japan Times. 5 February 2010.

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