The Godzilla statue at Toho Studios. Photo by Brett Homenick.
In 1954, Japanese audiences witnessed fire and fury (and frankly power), the likes of which movie audiences had never seen before. Godzilla's legacy as a groundbreaking monster movie continues to be felt to do this day, with various remakes, reboots, and reimaginings being produced on both sides of the Pacific.
In light of recent events, I paid another visit to Toho Studios to celebrate this legacy as well as the life of the man who brought Godzilla to life.
A fan-made tribute to Haruo Nakajima was left at the studio. I can't say for sure who made it, but whoever it was probably used to make expressions in animation.
And here is a closeup of a Godzilla figure placed among the flowers and photos. Rest in peace, Mr. Nakajima.