Japan Greets Inbound Travelers With Life Size Evangelion
If you’re planning on taking a flight to Japan and flying in to Nagoya this coming year, the first thing you’re going to see is a giant Eva! The Chukyo region of Japan is collaborating with Rebuild of Evangelion to create a massive tourism project.
The Evangelion/Chukyo Region Project, dispatched from Nagoya & Sasahima-raibu, will come to use this popular manga and anime series to welcome both Japanese and international tourists to this area.
Plans are underway to exhibit two Eva statues, the first one being upwards of 20 feet tall and is a direct re-creation of the EVA-01. This statue will be on display at the Global Gate at Sasashima-raibu Station, a railway station on the Aonami Line in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Japan, and was once originally displayed at the EXPASA Ashigara rest stop.
The second statue will be 10 feet tall and will stand by the Arrival Lobby at Chubu Centrair International Airport, a main hub for travelers coming in and out of Japan.
The larger Eva statue’s home in the Sasashima-raibu Station, has a striking resemblance to Tokyo-3, the home world of Evangelion. The city of Nagoya is considered the third largest urban area within Japan, and considered by some to be Japan’s “third capital” which equates to it looking more like the city setting of the anime.
If you’re lucky enough to be traveling to the area at the beginning of 2020 also check out part of this traveling Evangelion exhibit which will be displayed at the airport’s Centrair Hall, from February 21 until March 12.