Sunday, June 25, 2017

IT'S TOHO'S DYNAMIC DUO! Nakano-san and Naganuma-san Are Back in Da House!

Teruyoshi Nakano and Takashi Naganuma talk all things Toho. Photo by Brett Homenick.

Tonight, I attended another special event with former Toho SFX director Teruyoshi Nakano and Toho SFX staff member Takashi Naganuma. The pair talked once again about their respective careers at the house Godzilla built. 

Teruyoshi Nakano. Photo by Brett Homenick. 

Naturally, many fascinating stories from the Toho lot were shared. One such story was that the big house explosion seen at the end of Espy (1974) was the last major explosion that Nakano-san was allowed to do at Toho. After that, the explosions were much more controllable.

Takashi Naganuma. Photo by Brett Homenick. 

Believe it or not, I still had a couple of items for Nakano-san to sign, so I brought them in, and he added his signature to them. When he's been involved in so many projects, it's just natural to have so many relevant items for him to sign!

Teruyoshi Nakano sports a hat very similar to the one he'd wear while directing SFX. Photo by Brett Homenick.

Another fan of Nakano-san brought out a hat that look a lot like the one he'd often wear on the set of his SFX films. It was quite amusing to see, and I realized that I'd never actually seen Nakano-san wear a hat like that in person. I guess he stopped wearing them a long time ago.

Lights, camera, action!

That's all, folks! As usual, it was a lot of fun, and Nakano-san is always a joy to hang out with. Until next time!

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