Logo by Chris Mercaldo

Friday, May 17, 2019

Tokyo Sesame Place in 2012

The following photos are from the website http://blog.livedoor.jp/kazumahakase-jikkenshitsu/archives/14778941.html

This site does "urban exploring" of closed or abandoned places.

They took photos of Tokyo Sesame Place 6 years after it closed.

I have archived them here, in case they are ever removed from their site.

Tokyo: Ernie and Bert's Playroom

This was an indoor play area for toddlers: 

Image from http://kozaru98.fc2web.com/kouen/tokyo/sesami_prace/sasami_prace.htm

Image fromhttp://lkb6.com/

Tokyo: Hooper's Store

Tokyo Sesame Place Restaurant

Image from http://lkb6.com/

The popular Zoe Rice Omelet:

Tokyo: Grover's Superdig

Kids could sit on a mechanical earth mover and move small amounts of dirt.

Image from http://lkb6.com

Image from http://lkb6.com

Tokyo: Rainbow Pyramid

Rainbow Pyramid was a play area at Tokyo Sesame Place. It was the same as the Rainbow Pyramids in Texas and Pennsylvania. 
Guests would toss a ball at a pyramid that had jets of air coming out of  it. 

Air rushing over top of the spinning ball would move faster than the air below keeping the ball suspended.

The signage in Tokyo had Sesame Street character Dr. Nobel Price:

Image from YouTube

Tokyo: Sesame Square

Image from YouTube

At the top of the Tokyo Sesame Place escalator you would be at the Big Bird head. You could continue through Big Bird's mouth up to Barkley's Walkway (a narrow observation deck) or you could stay at Sesame Square which would give you access to the rest of the attractions.

Sesame Square had the round sign similar to the signs Milton Glaser designed for Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA.

Below is an image created from stills from a video sweep of the area.

Image from YouTube

Many pictures make it look like the Big Bird head was directly in front of the escalator, but it was a dozen or so feet back, as you can see in this picture:

Image from YouTube