An exhibition featuring the designs of Kazutaka Miyatake, an influential mechanical designer who has worked on such properties as Space Battleship Yamato, Super Dimension Fortress Macross, and Aura Battler Dunbine – is currently on display aboard the Mikasa, a memorial museum battleship moored in Yokosuka, Kanegawa Prefecture, Japan.
Miyatake is a founding member of Studio Nue. In addition to serving as a mechanical designer for anime, his work can also be seen in movies such as Sayonara Jupiter and as illustrations on the covers of books, such as the Japanese language release of Robert A. Heinlein’s Starship Troopers.
The exhibition runs until November 23, 2015, and features some 50 pieces of Miyatake’s artwork. An autograph session featuring Miyatake is scheduled for the final day of the exhibit. The session can only accomodate 100 visitors, so pre-registration is required. For more information, please check out the official Japanes home page here.
The Mikasa is a pre-dreadnought battleship that was built from 1899 – 1902. It saw action during the Russo-Japanese War and was decomissioned in 1923 and transformed into a memorial museum battleship. The Mikasa is permanently moored in Mikasa Park in Yokosuka, Kanegawa Prefecture, Japan.
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