Monday, August 31, 2015

GODZILLA CONQUERS SHINJUKU ... AGAIN! Shinjuku Chuo Park Feels the Big G's Wrath!

Godzilla takes a bite out of Shinjuku Chuo Park in his latest incarnation. Photo by Brett Homenick.

Until September 27, Shinjuku Chuo Park will host an incredible sand sculpture of Godzilla (more than three meters tall) and his famous foes. It's all part of the Shinjuku Creators Festa 2015, and if you have a chance to see it, be sure to do so while it lasts!

A closeup shot of the King of the Monsters. Photo by Brett Homenick.

Appropriately enough, the sculpture stands in the shadow of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (a.k.a. the Tax Towers) in Shinjuku, which was destroyed in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991). In fact, the Tax Towers themselves are a part of the sculpture!

Can you spot all the kaiju in this picture? Photo by Brett Homenick.

Although the sculpture has been in the works for a few weeks now, it still hasn't seemed to attract the attention of Godzilla fans, even in Japan. That seems to be changing just a little, and various news outlets have started to pick up the story. Still, there's less than a month to check it out for yourself, and the clock is ticking!

King Ghidorah spreads his wings as the other monsters look on in amazement. Photo by Brett Homenick.

It's been cloudy all week, and while that has given us Tokyoites a much-needed respite from all the heat, it makes for much less interesting photography. That said, I still think the pictures came out quite well.

 While I knew that Godzilla would be the main attraction, I was surprised to see so many other kaiju as part of the sculpture. Seeing the likes of Gigan and Hedorah make the cut was rather pleasing. Oh, and lest we forget...

I can see why he's all smiles! Shinjuku Chuo Park is the place to go for Godzilla this summer!

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