The poster gallery.


Can't remember how i stumbled upon this gallery. Wikipedia provided me with the information i needed to understand what these posters were about. Tokusatsu is the Japanese term for special effects. Live action productions (sci-fi, horror, monster movies, etc.) that primarily feature the use of special effects are also called tokusatsu. Toho is a large Japanese film studio that has been a leader in the genre. In the West, it is best known as the producer of many daikaiju movies (like Godzilla), the Choseishin series, the films of Akira Kurosawa, and the animated films of Studio Ghibli.

The posters on the website are a bit tiny, so i cheated and used an image from "Toho Amusement Park" to illustrate the post.

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Kenji Yanobe, the creator of our favorite Giant Torayan, Postapocalyptic survival gear, Cinema in The Wood, to name a few, is now a curator of the Japanese TV show Digital Stadium. He has selected four unique installations for the show that was aired on June 17.

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[Yodogawa Tecnic – garbage turns into fish]

An outdoor installation by Hideaki Shibata and Kazuya Matsunaga is called Yodogawa Tecnic. As you may know, Yodogawa is the river that runs through the city of Osaka. The river is a rich source of the things the creators need, i.e., garbage. The idea of using garbage to make artworks may not be new. What makes their installation unique could be the location and the social context: the river right in the middle of a large city and the social issues related to consumerism and environmental destruction. The creators are building various artifacts using the garbage found in the river, and display them by the river. Then, their artworks again turn into garbage as time goes by. The enthusiastic and motivated young creators seem to view themselves as integrated components of the Yodogawa's eco-system as they say: "We wonder if people can view us as sorts of new creatures that appeared [in Yodogawa] because of the garbage."

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[Xman vibrator-96]

Takayuki Okamoto's Xman vibrator-96 uses 96 pedometers to amplify the sense of one's bodily existence. The pedometers activate corresponding vibrators installed inside the suit and make the wearer tangibly feel what part of his body is currently moving. Okamoto created other kinds of suits that are designed to transform visual and auditory perception of one's body. Other installations featured in the show include Nobi Aniki by Ryo Kaneko and Hanakutone by Ayaka Banno.

via Digital Stadium

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