The 1/1 scale Gundam still standing proud in front of Diver City mall, Odaiba. This was my third time in its mighty presence. The Gundam Front pavilion inside showed no sign of slowing down. In fact, a new section had been added to explore the real science behind the saga’s science-fiction.
1/1 scale Gundam cockpit, as used by Amuro Rei in 1979. These days its design seems completely inadequate given the complexity of later Gundam mecha.
A 1/1 scale Haro (he’s inescapable) and a more up-to-date mobile suit cockpit. You could actually climb into it for a photo-op, but for me it was enough to know that it existed.
Interesting statue at Odaiba’s Marine Park. Must be one of a kind, because where else could you possibly find one? At right: the view across the bay toward the east side of Tokyo.
At left: the Statue of Livelty facing Fuji Television’s fortress of power. At right: Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki in its natural state – about to enter my stomach.
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