A History of Magic
8 February – 5 April 2020
Tokyo Station Gallery
Tokyo Station Gallery will host one of the most successful exhibitions organized by the British Library, to offer fascinating cultural insights into the muggle and magical world!
The art gallery at Tokyo Station provides a charming ambiance to explore the history of magic through the Hogwarts curriculum.
Highlights of the “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” exhibition
The British Library exhibition “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” was originally organized to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the publication of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by J.K. Rolling in 1997.
The exhibit became instantly popular in the U.K. and went on an international tour to New York and elsewhere around the world, and now coming to Tokyo after Kobe in Japan.
It consists of 10 chapters in line with the curriculum of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where Harry studied.
The visitors will start their journey with the Hogwarts Express painted by Jim Kay and make stops at halls featuring magical subjects such as “Potions”, “Alchemy” and “Astronomy”.
From the British Library archives, records and drawings on such subjects, mostly from medieval Europe when people confounded science and magic, are on view.
The star attractions include Leonardo da Vinci’s manuscripts; and also original handwritten manuscripts and sketches by J.K. Rolling, to be shown for the first time in Japan.
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