Samurai Park.

If you ever have an afternoon to kill in Kyoto, I strongly recommend you do it at TOEI Kyoto Studio Park. There's something there for Japanese Movie fans, Samurai fans, Ninja fans, Anime fans, fans of iconic Actors, Kamen Rider fans, 3D Movie fans,  Ukiyoe fans, and fans of fans. Since I'm a fan of all of the above, you won't be surprised to discover that I enjoyed myself.

Once you walk in, there are a few green screens for you to release your inner actor. I was caught up in a tsunami and climbed Fuji-san.

There are movie sets aplenty where innumerable Samurai movies were shot. Slightly miniaturized but highly detailed.

There is a very cool mini-museum devoted to Toei's Anime, such as GeGeGe and Cyborg 999, etc.

For the more discerning movie-goer, there is a hall dedicated to cultural icon, 美空 ひばり Hibari Misora, who quite frankly, I don't really know much about.

Lots of movie posters and awards abound.

It's getting late so I'll finish up this tomorrow. Stay tuned for lots of Masked Rider and other goodies.


Steve Hakk said...

Looks great! Thank you for the link. I might have to pick your brain some more!

Michael Jones said...

Not much still there but you're welcome to what's left.


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