New details emerged about the “One Piece 20th x KYOTO Kyoto Straw Travel Journal: Another Country of Wano” event set to launch next week. An exhibition will launch as part of the festivites titled “ONE PIECE ART NUE Daikaku-ji ‘Majū to Hime to Chikai no Hana'” (Demon Beasts and the Princess and the Oath of Flowers) and accompanying key artwork drawn by creator Eiichirō Oda was released along with previews of the exhibit’s paintings and accompanying story.
The “Nue” in the title refers to a famous yōkai that has appeared in classic Japanese art and theater since the late Heian period (794 to 1185 A.D.). Daikaku-ji is a prominent Buddhist temple located in the western area of Kyoto. The exhibition will be held within the temple and visitors can enjoy the story by viewing different areas featuring the characters of One Piece
. Calligraphy, ink paintings, picture scrolls, and nishiki-e
(polychrome woodblock prints) are all part of the displays.
The story tells of a Devil Fruit that arrives on the shore of Wano Country. An escaped prisoner named Tratz is walking along the beach when he comes upon the fruit. Famished, he consumes it, and the fruit changes Tratz’s appearance to that of the huge yōkai Nue.
Kyoto is holding the “One Piece
20th x KYOTO Kyoto Straw Travel Journal: Another Country of Wano” events at its landmarks from October 7-22 to entice tourists to explore the city’s history. A “Kyōtoshiyakushomae Station Wanted Poster Section” to search for the Straw Hat Crew was established. Visitors can find Luffy at Kyōto Station, Zoro at Mibu-dera temple, Usopp at the Kyoto International Manga Museum, Sanji in Nikenchaya, Nami at the Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line, Chopper at traditional confectionery Shogoin Yatabashi “nikiniki,” Robin and Franky at Nijo Castle, and Brook at Kurumazaki shrine.
Each location will have special souvenirs, posters, and other limited goods.