Today is Tokusatsu Day (特撮の日)! July 7th is the day Master Eiji Tsuburaya, the Father of Tokusatsu was born. Today he would be 120 years old. Tsuburaya brought Godzilla to life on the big screen for Toho Co. Ltd. and Ultraman to life on the television screen for his company Tsuburaya Productions. While our attention is focused on our favorite kaiju and heroes, we often take for granted the immaculate highly-detailed sets and scenes created by the myriad of talented staff. And even more taken for granted and under-appreciated is the backgrounds because they are so flawless and realistic. These paintings are so realistic and well done our minds ignore them and treat them as real. The man behind the clouds is Fuchimu Shimakura, whose most notable work is often considered to be Mt. Fuji in Destroy All Monsters (1968). Meet the God of Clouds.