John Lennon Museum might close in 2010

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John Lennon Museum

John Lennon Museum

Museum Taisei is considering closing the John Lennon Museum (ジョン・レノン・ミュージアム) in October 2010 when its contract with his widow, Yoko Ono, on the exhibit expires.

According to the Saitama prefectural government source, behind the move is declining visitors to the museum, which is the world’s first museum dedicated to the late former Beatles member with the consent of Ono.

John Lennon museum

John Lennon museum

The museum, located inside the Saitama Super Arena complex near Tokyo for music and sports events, opened on Oct 9, 2000, the 60th anniversary of the birth of Lennon.

Ono was among the people who attended the opening ceremony that day. The multipurpose facility is owned by the prefectural government, while the museum is run by Museum Taisei, a subsidiary of the major builder.

It permanently displays Yoko Ono’s collection of his memorabilia as well as other displays.

John Lennon Museum

John Lennon Museum

A tour of the museum begins with a welcoming message and short film narrated by Yoko Ono and ends at an avant-garde styled “reflection room” full of chairs facing a slide show of moving words and images. After this room there is a gift shop with John Lennon memorabilia available.

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