The genre has also spawned a lucrative line of kitschy toys, and the Morikami Museum is exhibiting more than 100 of such treasures from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Of course, even toy monsters wouldnt be Japanese without a disturbing subtext. The Morikami warns that the monsters give form to humankinds deepest anxieties in an age dominated by nuclear, biological, and environmental peril. So dont be surprised when a kaiju crawls out of the BP oil slick. Well call it Beyond Godzilla.
Kaiju! Monster Invasion is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at the Morikami Museum (4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach). It runs till October 17, and admission costs $12 or less. Call 561-495-0233, or visit morikami.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: June 8. Continues through Oct. 17, 2010