Through a very kind introduction and the generosity of many people, last week I was able to visit the legendary Toho Studios in Tokyo. As a big fan of many Japanese films it was truly an honour to visit a company such as Toho with such a rich history. More info at Toho Kingdom
Seven Samurai was made at Toho Studios in 1954
Yours truly, alongside Godzilla, at the entrance to Toho Studios
(and yes, its winter in Japan at the moment!)
Ditto, beside the Seven Samurai mural
A view into one of the 15 massive sound stages
The legendary Toho dubbing stage, with large scale Neve DFC desk and multiple ProTools systems. The acoustics in this room were beautiful – apparently the room was originally used to record the score (live to picture) for Godzilla!
This stream, which passes through the Toho Studios lot, was featured in Seven Samurai and is apparently very beautiful during sakura (cherry blossom)