Godzilla In Shinjuku #2

This is the view you will get when you have crossed the street I showed in my previous post and looked back. The picture on the right shows where I came from.

And you can head for the Godzilla by walking straight down the street named “Godzilla Road” that comes into view with the Godzilla head popping out of the building. This part of the area is called “Kabukicho” and widely known as one of the largest entertainment and also red light districts in Japan.

Oh, I can’t resist the excitement I feel as I approach the Godzilla ahead of me! It looks pretty nice with the blue sky in the background!

It is much more impressive than I thought. It is truly a well-made Godzilla head! As it is shown with the sign on the wall, this building includes the movie theater “Toho Cinemas,” and the hotel sticking out of it seems to called “Gracery Shinjuku.” The hotel is likely to be affiliated with Washington Hotels run by Fujita Kanko alleged to be the leading Japanese tourism company having many hotels all over Japan. And chances are the latest Star Wars episode is on now in the movie theater.

This Godzilla head seems to have started being shown to the public in 2015 when this “Shinjuku Toho Building” was completed including the movie theater and the hotel. It is said that the head is based on the Godzilla that appeared in the 1992 Godzilla movie “Godzilla vs. Mothra” as the movie turned out to be most popular among the series of the Godzilla movies that have been screened since the Showa Period (up to 1989).

I have just learnt now that this Godzilla head roars at noon and at some other times making the sound of roar with a blue light lit in the mouth (it seems that it also gives out smoke then. It is unlikely that the mouth moves) although it didn’t roar unfortunately when I visited the place. The size of the 12 meter high Godzilla head is said to be located at the point where it measures 40 meters from the ground (the first Godzilla is likely to be set as 50 meters high).


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