Ryosaku Takayama

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Ryosaku Takayama
Ryosaku Takayama
Born March 11, 1917
Nishikatsura, Yamanashi, Japan
Died July 27, 1982 (aged 65)
Occupation Modeler, painter
First work Ringoen Monogatari (1950)
Notable work Daimajin (1966)
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Ryosaku Takayama (高山 良策,   Takayama Ryōsaku) was a Japanese modeler and painter, best known for his work creating kaiju suits for Tsuburaya Productions' Ultra Series.

Selected filmography



  • Ryosaku Takayama was initially considered to create the original Gamera suit, but turned down the offer.[6]
  • According to Nobuyuki Yasumaru, Takayama was contacted about modeling the Gorosaurus suit for King Kong Escapes, but Yasumaru ultimately decided to create it himself.[7]
  • Yoshiro Uchida plays a fictionalized version of Takayama in Nezura 1964.


This is a list of references for Ryosaku Takayama. 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. @nezura1964 (15 July 2020). "本日7月15日は大映特撮作品『鯨神』公開記念日!🐋 主演はガメラシリーズでお馴染み本郷功次郎、また勝新太郎が存在感抜群のライバル役を演じています。 鯨神のミニチュア造形は後にネズラ造形を任される高山良策が担当。". Twitter. Archived from the original on 7 July 2021.
  2. @nezura1964 (26 July 2020). "『大群獣ネズラ』でも高山良策氏によるネズラ模型が作られました。". Twitter. Archived from the original on 29 July 2022.
  3. Murase, Keizo (24 September 2015). Monster Maker: Keizo Murase - Treasured KAIJU Photobook. Yosensha. p. 266. ISBN 978-4-8003-0756-9.
  4. Sagisu, Tomio (26 June 1999). Spectreman vs. Lion-Maru: The Era of P Productions and Tomio Sagisu. Ohta Publishing. p. 186. ISBN 4-87233-466-3.
  5. "Tomoo Haraguchi's Dream Fragment No. 33 Daigoro". Spaceship. Vol. 158. Hobby Japan. 30 September 2017. pp. 126–127. ISBN 978-4-7986-1548-6.
  6. "大怪獣ガメラ". ja.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  7. All Toho Monsters Pictorial Book (4th Edition). Yosensha. 4 September 2016. p. 134. ISBN 978-4-8003-0362-2.


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