Monday, April 4, 2011

Kinnikuman Muscle Museum in Kofu

The Kinnikuman Muscle Museum is heading to Kofu!

Highlights of the event will include:
  • A very special charity autograph session featuring Shimada-sensei of Yudetamago on 4/10!
  • New shirts and merchandise from BamBam88
  • A life-sized Kinnikuman figure
  • Exclusive/limited Five Star Toy Kinnikuman Sofvi ~ Purple 風林火山/Furinkazan version
  • Exclusive/limited BamBam88 風林火山/Furinkazan T shirt
  • The Kinnikuman race car, "Go Go Muscle 号/Go," on display
    The Muscle Museum event is set to run from 4/7 though 4/13 @ the Okajima department store in Kofu.

    Now for a little back story on the Furinkazan exclusives...

    Furinkazan (Wind, Forest, Fire and Mountain) is significant in the Kinnikuman universe as it was the name of one of the 48の殺人技/48 Killer Techniques that Prince Kamehame taught to Kinnikuman.  Suguru eventually used this killer move to defeat Jesse Maivia in the American Tour Arc.

    Kinnikuman busting out the Furinkazan!

    Furinkazan is also significant in Kofu, as it was the name of the highly effective battle tactic used throughout the region by the famous Japanese Daimyo, Takeda Shingen.

    The inspiration for Furinkazan Warfare is said to have come from the following verse in the seventh chapter of Sun Tzu's The Art of War: "Move as swift as a wind, stay as silent as forest, attack as fierce as fire, undefeatable defense like a mountain."

    Image Compliments of Five Star Toy

    As you can now see, the four diamond pattern on Kinnikuman's chest is the very same pattern found on Takeda Shingen's helmet. Four diamonds = Wind, Forest, Fire, Mountain.

     Takeda Shingen

    Talk about an exclusive figure with some serious Japanese history and Kinnikuman canon behind it!  Go GO 風林火山!!!


    1. Life sized Kinnikuman???? Man! That sounds awesome!! Whoever gets to enjoy that and some new Bam Bam shirts are in for a good day.

    2. Wow I would love to have a life sized Kinnikuman! I would also love to go to this museum! ...someday...T_T

    3. They said they would be coming to America sometime this year.... but it is hard to know for sure though...

      They were talking like a total Kinniku expo with all the companies that do Kinnikuman stuff.