Monday, September 13, 2010

Gamera ガメラ

Gamera is a giant, flying turtle from a popular series of kaiju (Japanese giant monster) films. Created in 1965 to rival the success of Toho Studios' Godzilla during the giant monster film boom of the mid-to-late 1960s. Though not as popular as Gozilla, Gamera has gained fame and notoriety in Japan (less so abroad). This 'baby' Gamera is only about 5feet and is currently chained safely outside a gift shop. Whether the chain is to protect him from us, or us from him is, however, unclear.

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