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Kobe Tetsujin

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While Tokyo got the 1/1 scale Gundam, Kobe got the 1/1 scale Tetsujin which I managed to recently visit on a business trip to Kobe this Summer.

Constructed in 2009, Tetsujin [鉄人] stands at 18 meters tall and currently lives in Wakamatsu Park. If you want to visit too then get off at JR Shin-Nagata station [JR新長田駅]. The monument will be there for eternity and costs nothing to view it.

Together with the Gundam, maybe these 1/1 scale machines are Japan's secret defense system? ^^;
Some retro Tetsujin below.

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The surrounding area is filled with Tetsujin stuff - goodies in the shops and as street lights too.

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Wakamatsu Park being guarded by Tetsujin.

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Occasionally you will see tourists take photos in front of Tetsujin doing the same pose.

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But for the locals, its just another day in Kobe.

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And here are some the-making-of photos with videos at the official site.

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And here is the 1/1 scale Gundam in Odaiba which is now located outside Diver City.
What 1/1 scale mecha would you like to see next?

They should build a 1/1 scale monument of...

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