Eizo Kaimai

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Eizo Kaimai
Eizo Kaimai
Born 1929
Died April 24, 2020 (aged 90)[1]
Occupation Modeler, suit actor, Chairman of Kaimai Productions
First work Godzilla (1954)
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Eizo Kaimai (開米 栄三,   Kaimai Eizō), nicknamed Cho-san (チョウさん,   Chō-san) for his tall stature, was a Japanese businessman and modelmaker. Originally working at amusement parks and haunted houses, he was discovered by Toho in 1954 and brought on to aid in the production of the first Godzilla suit. He worked closely with fellow modelers Teizo Toshimitsu and Kanju and Yasuei Yagi during his tenure at Toho, and continued to work for the company until 1966 when he departed to form his own company, Kaimai Productions (開米プロダクション,   Kaimai Purodakushon). Kaimai would go on to work on a number of films and television series from Daiei, Tsuburaya Productions, and more until the early 80s. Kaimai passed away on April 24, 2020 at age 90 due to leukemia.[1]

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Delibirda

5 months ago
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May he rest in peace.
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Doomzilla

5 months ago
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He's a true legend, and having such a incredible career in contributing in the creation of not only the legendary 1954 suit, he also worked on many projects throughout the showa era of Godzilla, Gamera and Ultraman as well. May he rest in piece with his kaiju brothers. Sayonara old friend.
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Godzillafan03

5 months ago
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Rest in piece to a legend
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Astounding Beyond Belief

5 months ago
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What an incredible career. Rest in peace, monster-maker.
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VaderRaptor

18 months ago
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He built a monster....
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