Thursday, February 11, 2010


TETSUJIN 28-GO (dubbed Gigantor in the states) a popular robot comic and TV animation created by Kobe native Mitsuteru Yokoyama recently received a memorial 1:1 Scale 59-foot-tall statue in Wakamatsu Park. The Kobe Tetsujin Project's statue is intended as a symbol of the city's continuing revival after the 1995 Kobe Earthquake and is located in Nagata Ward, the city's hardest hit neighborhood. For this photo I used a pre-set picture mode that added a classic B&W film grain to the image fully zoomed in at F2.8 for a shallow depth of field and exposed without a tripod so I also got some blur from camera shake.


  1. Gigantor! You went to go see him! Feels like we were just talking about him in the office a few days ago!

  2. I missed the life-size Gundam in Tokyo as it was a temporary installation however, i read that the 18-meter-tall statue will be erected again facing the tracks near JR Higashi Shizuoka station and fans will be able to see it from trains against the backdrop of Mt. Fuji this summer - already planning another trip to Tokyo!