15 years have passed since my Father passed away. He had made a total of 46 films in 23 years time.
back now, I feel that perhaps the titles given to him such as gthe
director of monster filmsh or gsci-fi directorh facilitate describing
his actual philosophies in life.
Words can be very useful, yet at the same time possess a side which can be very inconvenient.
the rights words just donft come out when one tries to explain or
express something. It is sometimes very hard to find the exact
word, one which matches with the feeling one is experiencing. I
think my Father continued to express and portray gmy (IHfs) concept of
mankind, the earth and the universeh using his own sensitivities
through the art of film.
As we approach the year 2011, I
would like to have all of you recall such thoughts of my Father, and to
be able to connect his views into the future.
It is my hope
to plan film screenings and a touring talk show in various cities in
Japan and the U.S. in 2011. What would you like to see at such a
screening? Which work(s) do you feel best represents my Fatherfs
feelings? Are there specific works on which you have questions to ask
or missed the opportunity to ask or hear answers to?
like to invite all of the people who experienced the times with my
Father to appear as guest speakers at such talk shows, and along with
them, convey to the next generation what was hidden within all of those
magical films which the great duo of Ishiro Honda and Eiji Tsuburaya
created in the world of Japanese special effects filming.
proceeds from these events will be donated to a charity which will help
solve the current environmental problems we all face today.