“Chibi Maruko-chan Exhibition” will be held at the Video Museum from September 13th

From September 13th to January 15th 2023, the 30th anniversary project “Chibi Maruko-chan Exhibition” will be held at the SKIP City Sainokuni Visual Plaza Video Museum (Kawaguchi City).

In 1986, “Chibi Maruko-chan”, which began serialization in the girl’s manga magazine “Ribon” (Shueisha), began broadcasting on January 7, 1990, and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2020. In May of this year, it celebrated its 1,500th broadcast, and its popularity is high among men and women of all ages, making it a national anime.

In this exhibition, we will show the charm of the anime “Chibi Maruko-chan”, which depicts the daily life of the bright and humorous Maruko and her friends who fill the living room with laughter on Sunday evenings, which is the broadcast time slot. 

In particular, you can see the transition from the analog era to the modern digital animation production, which is unique to “Chibi Maruko-chan”, which has been loved for a long time. In addition, materials introducing the character settings and private life by the original author, Momoko Sakura, will be exhibited, and Sakura’s thoughts will be introduced.


・Anime “Chibi Maruko-chan” 30-year trajectory will be displayed in chronological order

From the moment you enter the venue, there is the world of “Chibi Maruko-chan” introduced right away.

At the entrance, you will be greeted with a welcome video, a masterpiece of 21 character videos, profiles, and colored paper. After the prologue, over 320 valuable materials ranging from animation essentials such as cels and setting images to theme songs, movies, and goods will be displayed every 5 years with a 30-year trajectory.

※The image is from another venue (Matsuya Ginza).

・ Thoughts of Ms. Momoko Sakura

Ms. Momoko Sakura, who loved to “create something,” left behind many works in her private life in addition to her busy work. Many of her works are made from everyday items, and you can feel the source of his creative ideas and playfulness.

※The image is from another venue (Matsuya Ginza).

・Let’s take a picture with Chibi Maruko-chan! You can also take pictures of the diorama display at the photo spot!

※The image is from another venue (Matsuya Ginza).

【Exhibition Info】
Animation 30th Anniversary Project “Chibi Maruko-chan Exhibition”

Date: September 13th (Tuesday) to January 15th (Sunday), 2022

Venue: SKIP City Sainokuni Visual Plaza Video Museum

Opening hours: 9:30 – 17:00 (admission until 16:30)

Closed: Mondays (or the next weekday if Monday is a national holiday), November 15th (Tue), New Year holidays (December 29th (Thursday) – January 3rd (Tuesday))

*Open on November 14th (Mon).

Admission fee: 520 yen for adults, 260 yen for elementary and junior high school students (permanent exhibitions are also available)

Organizer: Saitama Prefecture

Support: Saitama Prefectural Board of Education / Kawaguchi City / Kawaguchi City Board of Education

Special Cooperation: Sakura Production/Nippon Animation

Planning and production: Toei

Produced by: Digital SKIP Station

・Animation 30th Anniversary Project “Chibi Maruko-chan Exhibition” Special Site:http://www.skipcity.jp/event/vm/maruko/
・”SKIP City Sainokuni Visual Plaza” Official Site:http://www.skipcity.jp
・”SKIP City Visual Museum” Official Twitter:https://twitter.com/eizo_museum
・“SKIP CITY Sainokuni Visual Plaza” Official Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/skipcity_visual_plaza
・YouTube “SKIP City Channel”:https://www.youtube.com/user/skipcitychanne

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