American People’s Spacium Poses Look Excellent!

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The Spacium Beam shooting pose performed by Satoshi (Bin) Furuya has a unique feature with his head bent forward and with his fingers properly aligned and extended to the fullest beautifully.

It’s going to be perfect if your left hand fingers are bent back to the extent that they point slightly upwards.

After this unprecedented beam shooting pose was created by Toshihiro Iijima (director), Koichi Takano (SFX director) and Furuya on the set during the shooting, Furuya says he never failed to practice the pose 300 times in front of the mirror at home before going to bed every day until the shooting of the series ended.

 

As we have been so familiar with this pose since our childhood while imitating it when playing as a kid, seeing most of the people perform the pose in a wrong way in the street interviews of the Ultraman 50th anniversary special on TV was a bit shocking to me.

They pose like Ultraseven’s Wide Shot with the left hand positioned almost below the right elbow or the Wide Shot pose with arms positioned the wrong way around.

Although I’m not a person who is fussy over trifles, I have to admit that I find it moderately disappointing to be honest…

 

Meanwhile, what impressed me is that American people in photos taken with Furuya who visited the US are found to show their Spacium poses performed excellently, far better than Japanese people, even small children (no, it should be small children who would know the real thing) while I found those photos online.

With these things, while I find many overseas people who are nice enough to visit my blog, I can’t help thinking it might be people outside of Japan who are willing to truly appreciate Japanese cultures.


2 thoughts on “American People’s Spacium Poses Look Excellent!”

  1. I am happy to hear about this! I met Bin Furuya in Los Angeles, although I did not do the Spacium Beam pose with him. He was a kind and noble man.

    I agree that small children are better at these poses than adults. I remember when we were kids, it was important to us to imitate the heroes correctly. For example, if we were playing samurai and you were Yagyu Jubei, you had to do things like stick the sword straight up with one hand and spin it, or rest the back of the sword on your shoulder, just like Sonny Chiba would do it. A lot of the heroes had distinct henshin kata and poses like Kikaida, Kamen Rider V3, Condorman, etc. I think this was to give children something unique to imitate when they were pretending to be the superhero.

    1. What a great experience! Yeah, Bin-san should be a nice person although I haven’t talked to him while I’ve seen him as an audience at his talk show.
      Yes, henshin poses were so popular among boys in my childhood, especially the one of Kamen Rider here in Japan.

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