EXPASA Ashigara SA on the Tomei Expressway, which is located in Koyama-cho, Shizuoka Prefecture, has been hosting a time-limited collaboration event with the mega hit anime series Evangelion from July 17 to December 23, and has already attracted 2 million visitors. Its main feature is a 6 meter-tall "World's Largest" statue of Evangelion Unit-01.
On my way home from Tokyo on Monday, the highway bus unexpectedly stopped at the SA (service area) at around 23:00. Though the event also has an Eva-themed restaurant and shop, they were already closed so I couldn't check the inside. Fortunately, the area displaying the giant Eva 01 statue was still open, so I took as many photos as possible in the 10-minute stoppage time.
*all of the photos were taken by Mikikazu Komatsu on October 5.
EXPASA Ashigara SA
The restaurant and shop were already closed.
Life-size Rei statue, about 3 meter-long Lance of Longinus, 2 meter-tall Eva 01 statue, and Eva-01
color Toyota Prius car were displayed outside the main building.
Entrance to the Eva 01 statue area
World's Largest Eva 01 statue