Opening Day: "Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata's Journey through the World of Japanese Toys"

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Exhibition

Sep 201815

Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States



Kaiju translates to “strange creature” in English but has come to mean “giant monster” referring to the creatures like Godzilla and Mothra that inhabited the postwar movie and television screens of Japan. The advent of these monsters brought about the creation of characters to combat them—hence the emergence of pop-culture heroes like Ultraman and Kamen Rider.

Immerse yourself in a colorful universe of vintage and contemporary kaiju and hero toys from Mark Nagata, a toy designer and fervent toy collector.

In conjunction with the exhibition Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata's Journey through the World of Japanese Toys

 

JANM . Last modified Sep 04 2018 3:02 p.m.


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