is saddened to report that Mr. Koji Kajita, a long-time colleague of
Ishiro Honda, passed away on August 18th, 2013 at the age of
Working as an assistant director at Toho, he participated in
numerous film projects, such as "Godzilla", acting as Honda's
right-hand-man. Mr. Kajita directed "Ultra Q", which was Eiji
Tsuburaya's very first TV project and later went on to work as a
producer for Toho's television department.
Having been a staff
member of this official website, we would like to express our sincere
condolences and gratitude for all of the great work he has done.
Godzilla's Trunk EXHIBIT presented by the Ishirō Honda Memorial Foundation
of Ishirō Honda's personal belongings, mainly featuring the contents of
"Ino-san's Trunk" as seen in the recent NHK documentary, will be on
public display for a limited time.
< WHEN >
February 28th - March 31, 2013
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ryūji Honda will hold a talk show (with guest speakers) on Sundays and holidays from 5:00pm
< WHERE >
Actors Station Building 1st fl.
1-55-3 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo Japan
(JR Chūō lineESōbu line, Tokyo Metro Tōzai line - Nakano station South exit)
< WHAT >
is an exhibition of Honda's personal documents and mementos found in a
trunk filled with things he had kept over the years since his time
spent out at war. The trunk never was re-opened by Honda before his
passing. The contents include photos, his diaries, and letters he
had received out at war from friends, his wife, and his best friend
Akira Kurosawa. The exhibit will also showcase sketches drawn by
Honda from Kurosawa projects he worked on in his later years, scripts
used by the director, screenings of interview footage, talk shows with
guest speakers, as well as sales of limited edition exhibit pamphlets.
Ishirō Honda Memorial Foundation will also be welcoming donations at
the venue towards building an Ishirō Honda Monument at the Yudonosan
Chūrenji temple in Yamagata Prefecture where Honda was born and
raised. Donations start at \3,000. Names of donors
contributing more than \30,000 will be engraved on the monument.
All contributions are greatly appreciated.
| February 1,
2010 - Biography page updated with new entries
March 30, 2009 - Messages section updated--Tsuchiya, Mizuno, Takashima
January 21, 2009 - Messages section updated