if you're into anime, chances are you'll also appreciate ultraman, a japanese superhero character from a popular tv series that first aired in japan back in 1966, and which spawned various spin-offs , parodies and remakes. the ultraman art! exhibition at the museum of modern art in mito city - a short train ride into the suburbs of southern tokyo - features a series of models, drawings, photos and other items that were used to make chapters 1 through 3 of the aforementioned tv series, in addition to a film installation inspired by various ultraman motifs [on through jan 13]. location: 666-1 higashi kubo, senba-cho [mito city].
photo: ultraman in action