The movie of the fire-breathing monster stomping on buildings, breaking bridges and toppling towers has inspired generations of fans of this Japanese owned iconic creation. If brands such as Toyota, Honda or Nissan have been known in every corner of the earth as Japanese brands, then the movie character of this monster is also known by cinema goers as a Japanese production.
According to Time, the district mostly associated with tourists in Tokyo, Shinjuku ward, where most of the bars and red light outlets are located, has appointed the monster character as Tourism Ambassador.
The original office studio of the movie in the 60s has been chosen to erect a Godzilla size head towering 52m (171 feet) above ground level, which was unveiled recently. The mayor of Shinjuku, Tokyo, Mr Kenichi Yoshizumi officially declared Godzilla the ‘Tourism Ambassador’ and a certificate was issued with the following message:
“Godzilla is a character that is the pride of Japan.”
The Godzilla structure will be the latest addition to the Japanese capital landscape, already dominated by skyrocketing towers and skyscrapers.