Jiro Shirasaki

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Jiro Shirasaki
Jiro Shirasaki in a 2013 interview for CHO Japan
Born 1939
Fukui, Japan[1]:80
Occupation Assistant art director
First work Mothra (1961)[2]
Notable work Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

Jiro Shirasaki (白崎 治郎,   Shirasaki Jirō) is a Japanese art director and modeler. He worked as an assistant under Yasuyuki Inoue on a number of Toho's tokusatsu productions between the 1960s and 70s.

Recommended the job by a friend,[2] Shirasaki joined Toho part-time while attending the Tama Art University,[1]:80 after having performed with his band at Toho Studios' club.[2] Shirasaki worked on his first film, Mothra, in 1961,[2] and was officially hired to Eiji Tsuburaya's special effects unit in April of the following year.[1]:80 Following Inoue's departure from the company in 1971, Shirasaki was responsible for refurbishing the body of King Ghidorah's suit for Godzilla vs. Gigan in 1972.[1]:109 He, alongside modeler Nobuyuki Yasumaru, also made at least one guest appearance as a panelist on the 1971 daytime television series, Chibikko Special.[3]

Selected filmography

Assistant special effects art director



Monsters modeled


This is a list of references for Jiro Shirasaki. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Godzilla Toho Champion Festival Perfection. ASCII MEDIA WORKS. 29 November 2014. pp. 80, 109. ISBN 978-4-04-866999-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Art of Godzilla: Yasuyuki Inoue Tribute / ゴジラの美実〜井上泰幸の追悼 (SFJTV10)". SciFi JAPAN TV. Episode 10. 19 February 2013. CHO Japan.
  3. 3.0 3.1 All Toho Monsters Pictorial Book (4th edition ed.). Yosensha. 4 September 2016. p. 206. ISBN 978-4-8003-0362-2. |edition= has extra text (help)


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