Sunday, April 19, 2009

Yes, those really are giant mechanical spiders walking down the street

On April 17th, Issei Kato of Reuters snapped this photo of a giant mechanical spider slowly walking along the waterfront in Yokohama, Japan.

It was created by a French company called La Machine. The 37-ton spider is one of a pair, each of which stands 12 meters tall.

The spiders are taking part in the upcoming Expo Y150, a 5-month festival commemorating the 150th anniversary of the opening of the city’s port. La Machine’s giant spiders will be on public display at Expo Y150 from April 28 to September 27 -- in case you were planning on visiting.

Related: More photos at Pink Tentacle. Photo: Issei Kato (Reuters), via: The Washington Post.

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