Today’s Google Doodle Honors Director Eiji Tsuburaya

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 114th birthday of innovative Japanese director Eiji Tsuburaya. Tsuburaya is credited with bringing “Tokusatsu” to the worldwide stage. Tokusatsu is a style of live action filming that uses considerable amounts of special effects (tokusatsu means “special filming” in Japanese). Think Godzilla (Tsuburaya was a co-creator), Ultraman, and, here in the West, Power Rangers.

Today’s interactive Doodle involves setting up props, actors, stage lighting, and more all in the style of Tokusatsu!

For more information on Eiji Tsuburaya and what inspired the creator to choose him for today’s doodle, check out the link below.

Google Doodle – Eiji Tsuburaya’s 114th Birthday

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I've been interested in Japanese history and culture for much of my life, but found my passion for it flourished during college and the years following. I don't keep up with the pop culture as much as I would like, but still consider Japan in general one of my main interests. I work in architecture, but enjoy helping out the site in my spare time. Mostly I edit, but I do write from time to time. I'm an avid collector of manga and various board games. And card games. And video games. And dice games...

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