Buddha In The Robot

Meditations on the lost links between Japan’s Giant Buddha statues and its super-sized TV superheroes

Composite illustration by STP Design (Paco Taylor)
Ueno Daibutsu, Tokyo
Old Japanese postcard of Tokyo’s Ueno Park Daibutsu statue
Credit: Steve Sundberg
Old Japanese postcard of Kamakura’s famed Daibutsu statue
Return of Daimajin, 1966
Our screen giants as they once appeared on the black & white TVs of a now fondly forgotten age.

Writes about Eastern and Western pop culture, history and art | Bylines @ Nextshark, G-Fan Magazine, The Beat & CBR (Comic Book Resources) | stpaco@gmail.com

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