The legendary director Koichi Kawakita (川北紘) was born on December 5, 1942. His best work is on display in the Godzilla Heisei Era. His work touched many lives and put Godzilla on the big screen like never before. On of the lasting legacies of Kawakita is the Godzilla slide in the Kanagawa prefecture. In 1958, there were plans to make a Godzilla slide on Tatarahama beach (たたら浜), Yokosuka, in Kanagawa Prefecture, but at that time Toho would not allow the use of Godzilla’s name (Source: SciFiJapan). What stood there until 1973 was a dinosaur slide. Today, what remains is a Godzilla footprint.