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Eiji Tsuburaya

Eiji Tsuburaya was a Japanese special effects director. Known as the "Father of Tokusatsu", he worked on 250 feature films in a career spanning 50 years. He is regarded as one of the co-creators of the Godzilla series, as well as the main creator of the Ultra series. During his rise to post-war fame in the wake of Godzilla, it was widely reported that Tsuburaya was born on July 7, which is the high day of Tanabata, a sign of good fortune... Read More

BornEiichi Tsumuraya
(圓谷 英一, Tsumuraya Eiichi)
July 7, 1901
Sukagawa, Fukushima, Empire of Japan
DiedJanuary 25, 1970 (aged 68)
Itō, Shizuoka, Japan
OccupationSpecial effects director, producer
Years active1919–1969


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