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Godzilla Still Terrorizes Tokyo

July 5, 2008

Godzilla Still Terrorizes Tokyo

The 1954 movie Godzilla was a sensation in Japan, in fact, Godzilla starred in 28 movies between 1954 and 2004. There have been television series, comics, and even books written about Godzilla, and he even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Godzilla is a big hit, over one hundred million people have been admitted to Godzilla movies in Japan alone, and he even has statue in the Yurakucho area of Tokyo. The statue is small when compare to the lizard’s legend, but fans of the movie won’t want to miss it!

The statue was erected in 1995 to commemorate the lizards “passing” in the 1995 film Godzilla vs Destroyer and it sits in a plaza along with the handprints of over 60 film and music stars from Japan.

The statue is a bit hard to find but if you look for The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on this map, you will find Godzilla in the vicinity of the second “i” in “Fisheries”, about a five minute walk from the Yurakucho station in central Tokyo.

Photo Credit: Wikimedia, Gojira 1954 poster 2 & Personal Collection