Activities

Guide by Cell
Free Audio Tour

Enhance your experience of Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys with our FREE Guide by Cell audio tour (no cost except your cell phone minutes). Call at your convenience before, during, or after your visit to hear what Mark Nagata has to say about different sections and artifacts of the exhibition. The Kaiju vs Heroes audio tour is accessible by phone through March 24, 2019

It’s easy to use:

  1. Dial 213.455.2924.
  2. Follow the prompts.
  3. Look for the cell phone logo on labels in the exhibition or use the prompt numbers below.
  4. Enter the prompt number followed by the # sign to access information.

Prompt 110: Exhibition introduction

Prompt 111: Photo of factory workers packing Sofubi figures

Prompt 112: Goosebumps series

Prompt 113: Max Toy Company

Prompt 114: Ultraman

Prompt 115: Bootleg figures

Prompt 116: Variation in figures

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Some of the original toys received by Mark Nagata in 1973 that sparked his passion for toys and art.

 


Some of the original toys received by Mark Nagata in 1973 that sparked his passion for toys and art.

 

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Be a Kaiju

Become Mark Nagata’s Eyezon character as you wreak havoc on the streets of Little Tokyo in this interactive gallery activity.

 

Nagata 360: A Collecting Mind

Experience Mark Nagata’s studio in the round with the 360 degree Virtual Reality (VR) video!

Using a VR headset or any current smartphone (Android or Apple) with the YouTube app, click on the button below and follow the notifications on your phone screen to see the artist’s studio up close.

   

 

Kaiju Painting

This preliminary sculpt of Mark’s Eyezon character was made by Toy Art Gallery. We thought it would be great to have Mark paint it during the course of the exhibition so people could see him in action!

Dates when Mark will painting at JANM will be announced on our web site and social media. We will also share images of his progress on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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