Motoyoshi Tomioka

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Motoyoshi Tomioka
An image of Motoyoshi Tomioka published in Encyclopedia of Godzilla (1990)
Born June 15, 1924[1]
Occupation Cinematographer
First work Rapids (1952)
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Motoyoshi Tomioka (富岡 素敬,   Tomioka Motoyoshi), also miscredited in English as Sokei Tomioka, was a Japanese cinematographer who worked on numerous Toho tokusatsu films during the Shōwa period. Training at the Eiji Tsuburaya Special Effects Research Institute,[1] Tomioka joined Toho as one of Tsuburaya's assistant cameramen. He was officially promoted to cinematographer with 1961's Mothra, working second to Sadamasa Arikawa.[1] Upon Arikawa's promotion to special effects director in 1966, Tomioka moved up to first camera, with Yoichi Manoda taking second.[1] Tomioka also occasionally worked outside of special effects, namely on All Monsters Attack (1969) and Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975), which used largely the same staff between their human and special effects sequences.

Selected filmography

Assistant special effects cinematographer

Special effects cinematographer



This is a list of references for Motoyoshi Tomioka. 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 Kawakita, Koichi; Sugita, Hiroki; Toya, Koichi; Kamatsu, Tadashi; Sasaki, Yu, eds. (1 January 1990). Encyclopedia of Godzilla. Gakken. p. 101.
  2. "ゴジラ" [Godzilla]. Toho Reference Room. Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  3. "ゴジラの逆襲" [Godzilla Raids Again]. Toho Reference Room. Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  4. "白夫人の妖恋" [The Legend of the White Serpent]. Toho Reference Room. Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  5. "地球防衛軍" [The Mysterians]. Toho Reference Room. Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  6. "世界大戦争" [The Last War]. Toho Reference Room. Retrieved 1 August 2023.


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