Continuing with what we started last week, here’s yet another vintage white porcelain rice bowl of Tokusatsu [wiki definition: Tokusatsu (特撮) is a Japanese term that applies to any live-action film or television drama that usually features superheroes and makes considerable use of special effects (tokusatsu literally translates as “special filming” in Japanese).]
Can u say… AWESOMENESS!!!?
YEP! It’s ミラーマン or Mirrorman, the Japanese Tokusatsu show that aired on Fuji TV in 1971-2. スライサー・H！(Slicer · H! !)
Again it’s the same size as the Ultra Kaiju bowl at 11cm diameter (4.33″), and bears the same identical mark on the bottom of the bowl. We have yet to figure out exactly which maker/workshop the mark belongs to, tho we’re sure that such marks are only seen on fine china and glass products from this era (1970’s~80’s). *Update: Actually, thanks to our Japanese friend, we believe the mark belongs to the Japanese porcelain maker 金正陶器 / Kanesho Touki co.,ltd. in 岐阜県多治見市 Tajimi-shi, Gifu-ken ~ :)
Rotate the bowl 180° and we get… Mirrorman vs Kittyfire!!! 二次元人と宇宙妖怪との格闘.
It just doesn’t get better than this!
Not trying to be greedy or anything, but now let’s hope I’m able to come across porcelain bowls from Ultra Leo, Kamen Rider Amazon and perhaps ThunderMask… then I’d be in Tokusatsu porcelain heaven! : )
fotos by メトロン星人の部屋 / Metoron-Seijin’s Room