The Story of Godzilla’s Birth – Pt 26


The Story of Godzilla's Birth
「ゴジラ誕生語」The Story of Godzilla's Birth by Osamu Yamaguchi

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The size of the miniature was written in front of 1/25, but there is only one exception. It is a national “conference hall.” Tsuburaya wanted Godzilla to look down on the building. However, the height of the central tower of the National Council is much higher than Godzilla. Therefore, it was one-third to express Godzilla’s hugeness.


Honda and Tsuburaya sometimes used the word “cinematic lie.” “I can’t make a movie without thinking about how to show it. That’s a movie.” Both Ginza’s fuse wires and the shrinks of the Parliament’s Hall were allocated from the “cinematic lie” of how to show them.


The number of miniatures made in this way was 500 buildings and other buildings, 10 TV and high-pressure line tower, 20 ships, 18 cars, 10 tanks, 10 cannons, and 50 airplanes.


▲ 完成間近の国会議事堂のミニチュアゴジラを大きく見せるために、他のミニチュアより縮尺を小さくした。中央塔は2メートルで、ゴジラとほぼ同じ高さだった。美術スタッフの徹夜作業が続く。

▲ The miniature Godzilla of the Parliamentary Hall near the completion has been reduced to a smaller scale than other miniature. The central tower was 2 meters, almost the same height as Godzilla. The work of art staff continues all night.

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Location landscape in front of the National Congress Hall
Odo Island residents who came to the Diet to petition due to Godzilla.


You can see that the miniature is made exactly like the real thing.


“Tachibana Maru” in Akira Watanabe, an art that checks miniature ships, is a pleasure boat that witness Godzilla in Tokyo Bay. “PM2” is the Japan Coast Guard patrol boat “Shikine.” Dispatched for the Odo Island’s survey.