Tsuburaya Productions Celebrates 50th Anniversary

by Armand Vaquer

Above, Eiji Tsuburaya during the filming of "King Kong vs. Godzilla." Photo: Toho Co., Ltd.
The production company that Japanese special effects pioneer Eiji Tsuburaya founded is celebrating a milestone.

An exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Tsuburaya Productions is opening Thursday in Yokohama.

According to the Asahi Shimbun:
An exhibition devoted to Ultra superheroes and live-action “tokusatsu” special effects will be held in Yokohama to mark the 50th anniversary of Tsuburaya Productions Co. 
The event, from Dec. 12 to Feb. 16 at the Broadcast Library, will look at the history of the nation’s leading special effects studio, best known for the live-action “Ultraman” gigantic superhero shows and movies. 
Visitors will be greeted at the entrance by a statue of Ultraman Mebius and photographs of about 30 Ultra heroes and 50 “kaiju” monsters from the franchise.
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