Running from February 19 until April 3, the Broadcast Library in the Yokohama Joho Bunka Center is hosting a special exhibit that focuses on the history of the Ultraman series, with special emphasis on the original Ultraman (1966-67).
Among the items on display are original props from the series, as well as detailed replicas of the monster suits. There's even a special screening area where episodes (mostly of Ultraman and Ultra Seven, but other Tsuburaya programs are featured as well) are shown. Naturally, there's a gift shop with everything from toys to Ultraman toothbrushes for sale.
Today, I went to the Broadcast Library to check out the exhibit. Unfortunately, pictures weren't allowed (except for the Ultraman statue just outside the entrance of the exhibit), so I can't share any of the sights here. However, as enjoyable as it was, the setup was much smaller than some of the other galleries I've visited. Still, it's worth checking out, especially since it's 100% free to get in!
Given that 2016, is the 50th anniversary of the Ultra-series, I'd expect many more such exhibitions and events will be held in Japan. Naturally, Japan is the place to be for anything Ultra-related, so stay tuned to this blog for all the coolest happenings.