Yurakucho Infos 1F
3-8-3, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
November 18, 2017 - January 28, 2018
We're excited and honored to share our artifacts with
some of the greatest Beatles fans in the world!
Tokyo Beatles fans wander among the many display at the newly-opened "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!" at Yurakucho Infos 1F, November 18, 2017.
The Tokyo exhibit is sponsored by Japan Music Experience Co., Ltd. in conjunction with the Grammy Museum and Fab Four Exhibits. Among the official supporters: Singer Anna Tsuchiya; professional figure skater Daisuke Takahashi; Okamoto Koto of the Japanese rock band Okamoto's; comedian Darling Honey; former editor-in-chief of Music - Life magazine Hoshiko Rumiko; YasuokaYu of Gospellers; Actress Mai Yajima; and composer Akira Sanba.
The Tokyo Press Conference and Reception for "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!"
The Tokyo press conference for the opening of
"Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!" Present at the
event were reporters from TV news stations, local
papers, radio stations and national magazines.
The Tokyo organizer of "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles! (center) posed
with comedians Darling Honey (left), Grammy Museum Chief Operating
Officer Rita George (second from right) and Japanese-American singer
Anna Tsuchiya (far right).
At the Tokyo press conference, comedians Darling Honey took
the stage with popular singer Anna Tsuchiya...
...who spoke about the Beatles before regaling the press with an
a cappella rendition of "Let It Be". Anna Tsuchiya and Darling Honey
are official supporters of the exhibit.
Above: Singer Anna Tsuchiya (left) and Grammy Museum COO Rita George pose together on the mock-up of the Abbey Road crosswalk.
Rita and Anna were soon joined on the crosswalk
by comedians Darling Honey.
On the Sullivan stage set-up:
Actress Mai Yajima (left) and Hoshiko Rumiko,
former editor-in-chief of Music - Life magazine.
Above: A few of the areas that greeted the Japanese press just prior to the public opening. Below: A wide-angle lens view of the exhibit.
Tokyo subway station posters advertising "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!" at Yurakucho Infos, November 2018.
The public opening of "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!" in Tokyo
Saturday, November 18, 2017
A line was forming an hour before the doors opened, and the exhibit was packed with Beatles fans all day!
Attendance has been steady ever since! Below, pics of just a few of the many displays in the exhibit!
Fans clutch exhibit brochures and tickets as they stand in line on opening day.
The exhibit ticket was designed to resemble the original tickets to the Beatles' 1966 Tokyo concerts
Fans stand in line on opening day and, later, take in all the artifact displays and interactive kiosks.
Welcome to "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!"
Mock-up of an American fan bedroom.
Meet The Beatles! A bit of biographical info on the four lads.
Above and below: The map wall featuring a set of original unused tickets
to Beatles concerts held in North America, 1964-1966.
For Tokyo, the exhibit was modified to include a display of original
Japanese Beatles memorabilia from around the time of the group's
five concerts at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan, June 30-July 2, 1966.
The original suit worn by RIngo in the first half-hour of A Hard Day's Night
and on the Beatles For Sale LP cover is flanked by memorabilia from
their feature films and television appearances (1964-65).
Bruce Spizer's original Beatles Day in New Orleans proclamation, signed by all four
Beatles, September 1964.
A Beatles stage-used set list for a concert at the Majestic Ballroom
in Luton, England on April 17, 1963. The song titles were
penned by Paul McCartney.
The original John Lennon handwritten set list used on stage at the Beatles' first American concert, Washington, D.C., February 11, 1964.
Two for the road: A pair of fans and an Abbey Road crosswalk photo op.
A couple of the exhibit's interactive attractions:
"Sing Yellow Submarine With RIngo!" and drums lessons from Ringo.
Beatles merchandise in a mock-up of a Woolworth's store window.