Tokusatsu founder and builder Sonoe Nakajima-San to make first-ever Canadian appearance!

Sonoe Nakajima-San will be at Caesars Windsor for the first time during the Northern National Collectors’ Convention at Caesars Windsor from September 29 to October 1, 2023. Presented by Brimstone Games, the convention will feature the Cartoon Kingdom Fan Experience.

Nakajima-San is both a founder and builder of Tokusatsu culture throughout the world. Tokusatsu is a Japanese term for live-action films and TV programs that rely heavily on special effects. Her father, Haruo Nakajima-San(1929-2017), was Japan’s greatest actor who pioneered Godzilla in 12 consecutive films, including the original Godzilla (1954) until Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972). Nakajima-San also played other Kaiju in Toho‘s Tokusatsu films, including Mothra (1961) and The War of the Gargantuas (1966),and played a minor role in Akira Kurosawa‘s Seven Samurai (1954).

“I look forward to meeting with fans from both Canada and the US at the Northern National,” says Nakajima-San. “I will share the history of Godzilla through my father’s eyes and the rise of Tokusatsu culture beyond Japan to Canada for the first time!”

“We are honoured to welcome Sonoe Nakajima-San to Canada,” says Northern National President Jeremy Renaud. “If it weren’t for her, Tokusatsu culture would not exist worldwide. We are excited for fans to meet her at the event and to learn the history of Godzilla this fall.”

Nakajima-Sanwill appear at the Northern National all three days. Autographs and selfies with this legendary builder will be available at the Japan’s Legends booth. She will also provide an exclusive panel on the rise of Godzilla and the birth of Tokusatsu culture worldwide in Canada for the first time.

Sonoe Nakajima-San is presented by Japan’s Legends. 

About the Northern National: Brimstone Games presents the Northern National Collectors’ Convention (Northern National) will take place inside the Augustus Tower at Caesars Windsor from September 29 to October 1, 2023. The regional Cartoon Kingdom Fan Experience (CKFX) will be co-launched with the national event.

The Northern National will have all the accents of a traditional card expo allowing the Trading Card Game (TCG) community (including brands ranging from Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Disney Lorcana, and Dragon Ball Z) a national presence in Canada. Along with CKFX, it will be a hybrid convention with all the trimmings of a pop culture event with celebrities, athletes, and much more.

For more information, please visit: thenorthernnational.com


Jeremy Renaud
Presedent, Convention, Northern National Collectors

Telephone: 1.519.566.1735
Email: president@thenorthernnational.com
Web: www.thenorthernnational.com