Saturday, July 11, 2015

KING KONG APPEARS IN SANGENJAYA! The Eighth Wonder of the World Has Been Hiding in Tokyo!

A giant gorilla holds a young lady in his mighty paw. Photo by Brett Homenick. 

About a 10-minute walk from Sangenjaya Station in Tokyo is what's informally known in the area as the "Gorilla Building," and the photos in this blog post tell the whole story.

While technically not King Kong, the statue depicts a large gorilla with a damsel in distress in his hand, so I suppose each person should draw his or her own conclusion about the beast's identity. In any case, for monster movie lovers who enjoy seeing unique kaiju locations in Japan, this one is well worth a look.

Although it has been photographed many times by local residents, its existence is virtually unknown to Western Godzilla fandom. Given how far the Godzilla slide in Kurihama is from Tokyo, this makes for a reasonable alternative for those who don't have time to get away from Tokyo.

This could be you in the photo! When in Sangenjaya, Gorilla Building is a must-see. Too bad we'll probably never see him square off against a Godzilla statue, but you never know what the future might hold!

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