The Moomins are the central characters in a series of books and a comic strip created by Swedish-speaking Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson. The Moomins are a family of fairy tale characters with large snouts that resembles to Hippos that live in Moominvalley. The family lives a lot of adventures with their friends during the 9 books series and the comic strip published during 1945 and 1993. The Moomin world includes, numerous television series, and since today the only theme park about Moomin located in Finland… but not for so long!! ٩(๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و
Moomin popularity is HUGE in Japan, and we are not talking only about merchandising. Moomin Cafes are still a big hype in Japan. Not only the food has Moomin in it, literally a Moomin shape Curry Rice and desserts, but also the idea of the coffee shop is to live the Moomin experience. You can eat with a Moomin by your side, take a pictures with them, selfies if you want and don’t worry if you are eating alone and you feel lonely, Moomin will be there for you. There are a few Moomin Cafe in Japan, and even though they’ve been open for a little while, it’s difficult to find a table on weekends.
The project and the theme park was actually planned to be open in 2015-2016 but the company helping to create the park, wanted a really “Moomin alike” space. FinTech's Tamai Nobumitsu president's company said during a conference “ When we started the project 2 years ago, we where thinking in a amall project in a city but, if we choose a city, there will not be a Moomin atmosphere. If there is no forest or lake, there is no Moomin”.
Metsa means forest in finnish, and inside of this huge forest that will be the park, the space will be divided 2, the Moomin zone with a Museum, Leisure, Resort and Park spaces, and the Public zone. On the other hand, the idea of the Public Zone is to make a park where residents can enjoy their daily life routines as jogging or walking, surrounded by pure nature.
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