“Robot Fever: The Samurai in the Chogokin Era” is a peaceful invasion of the recently restored Japanese Rooms at the Stibbert Museum.
Open until September 10, countless characters from comics dating to the Seventies and Eighties are keeping the weaponry and armoury company in the Japanese Rooms.
The Chogokin Era is the brainchild of Go Nagai, an illustrator who used the word in his 1972 comic strip in reference to the metal with which robot Mazinga Z had been constructed, a name that conjured up the steel used to craft samurai weapons. The exhibition places emphasis on the bond between Goldrake, Mazinga Z and Steel Jeegs and ancient samurai warriors, as well as a chance to see how robots have transformed over the years.
"Robot Fever: The Samurai in the Chogokin Era
Museo Stibbert, via Federigo Stibbert 26, Florence
Until September 10, 2017