Bin Furuya mugs for the camera with the Godzilla statue outside of Toho Studios, October 2013.
July 5 marks Bin Furuya's 71st birthday, so your humble blogmeister wishes the beloved Ultraman suit actor a very happy celebration. On top of being the very first suit actor to portray Ultraman, Mr. Furuya played Amagi in the popular follow-up series Ultra Seven (1967-68). Mr. Furuya began his acting career at Toho where he was largely used in small background roles.
Happy birthday, Ultraman!