The show wraps on May 6, so to put a cap on the festivities, the gallery hosted Kaida-san for a signing session. The core of the kaiju-themed exhibition is a display of fantastic works by Kaida-san of Godzilla, Mothra, Gigan, and others. There's also a shop selling exclusive toy releases by Marusan (including a lovely blank GID 450 series Godzilla), in addition to post cards, cloth prints, and a new book featuring Kaida-san's art.
Photography was largely restricted, but I was able to take some shots.
|Poster advertising Kaida-san's new book.
|Two of the post card sets for sale.
|A4 file holder
I also asked if he did any illustration work for the new Godzilla 2014 movie, but alas he wasn't involved with the film.
|This was one of the few areas that could be photographed - a Masterpiece Kawakita Godzilla with a diorama background by Kaida-san. I believe they are taking pre-orders for 300,000 yen (regular price: 330,000 yen) per figure.
|Dimensions: 1030 x 450 x 1470 mm.
|Click here for the seller's website.
|Show flyer front
|Show flyer back
|The walls are lined with chogokin and vintage tin toys.
|Cheepa's Cafe is located at: Ginza 7-12-15, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061. It's a nice place to hang out and enjoy the toy deco.