I have almost no information about these marvelous Japanese playing cards featuring some of the most fearsome kaiju monsters, blithely exposing the naked hubris inherent in all of our fancy industrial structures (mostly by tearing them apart).
Judging from the typeface and so forth, it can’t be much later than the mid-1960s, can it? Anybody out there know?
The source for these images is Flickr user ToadLickr, who indicates that these cards may have been made by the Alaska card company.
You can see quite a few more of these great cards at the endlessly rewarding blog Monster Brains.
More of these excellent kaiju playing cards after the jump…...