館長 庵野秀明 特撮博物館 ミニチュアで見る昭和平成の技

Museum Director Hideaki Anno’s Tokusatsu Special Effects Museum: Craftsmanship of Showa and Heisei Eras Seen Through Miniatures

The Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto is pleased to present the exhibition “Museum Director Hideaki Anno’s Tokusatsu Special Effects Museum: Craftsmanship of Showa and Heisei Eras Seen Through Miniatures” from April 11, 2015.
The director of this Exhibition is Hideaki Anno, an internationally renowned film director and producer who has enthralled fans with his Evangelion series and other numerous works.
With the development of CG techniques, the importance of “tokusatsu” (special effects using miniatures) in movie production has been declining. Thus, the exhibition is initiated by Anno’s earnest hope to pass on the great techniques of tokusatsu to the next generation. In the summer of 2012, the exhibition attracted 290 thousand visitors in the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. In response to the enthusiasm of numberless fans, the exhibition started to travel around the country, and the Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto is the last stop of the tour.
The displays consist of many kinds of miniatures, design drawings used for movies such as “Godzilla”, “Rodan” and “Mothra”, precious masks of superheroes such as Ultraman, miniature combat planes of heroes, and original illustrations of plastic model packages etc. In addition, an original short film making full use of tokusatsu techniques entitled The God warrior appears in Tokyo (Producer: Studio Ghibli, Planner: Hideaki Anno, Director: Shinji Higuchi) is shown as a part of the exhibition in the screening room. The exhibition also includes a life-size installation that replicates art instruments’ warehouse in the golden age of tokusatsu movies.Through approximately 500 items, visitors will experience the attractions of the world of tokusatsu.
Miniature tokusatsu techniques have enliven monster movies and superhero TV series, lending them an overwhelmingly realistic touch. These effects represented a crystallization of the passion of masters who worked in the various tokusatsu fields. This exhibition reexamines the tokusatsu techniques in their full details. It offers the next generation an opportunity to appreciate the fascinating qualities of tokusatsu while searching for new possibilities.

 

■Term: April 11, 2015 - June 28, 2015

■Opening hours: 10:00 - 20:00 (No admission after 19:30)

■Closed: Tuesdays (open on May 5) and May 7

■Exhibition Admission:

○Adults: 1300 yen (1100 yen)
○People over 65 years: 1000 yen (800 yen)
○University/High School Students: 800 yen (600 yen)
○Junior High School Students (with current ID) or under: Free
 *Parentheses indicate reduced price for groups (20 or more). The reduced price is also available for those who are physically or mentally handicapped.

■Venue: Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto 2-3 Kamitori-cho, Chuou-ku, Kumamoto city, 860-0845 Japan

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