Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan is known as the birthplace of natto, many castle ruins, lakes and martial arts. Recently there is something else that Ibaraki will be known for, a Giant Robotic Rhinocerous Beetle!
code named “Kabutom RX-03”
The giant “kabuto-mushi” took 11 years to built, it is 11m long, and weighs 15 tonnes. It was built by a Japanese engineer from Ibaraki Prefecture Japan. The robot has many moving parts including its huge horn and legs. It can be controlled via a remote and has space inside for passengers. There has been many giant robotic creatures appearing Japan lately, a giant spider, a giant Gundam, a giant Iron Man, now a giant beetle. Godzilla-san might get jealous and reappear. Video and link to more pictures after the jump.
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.