Godzilla and I in Tokyo

On my city map of Tokyo I noticed a dot marked “Godzilla Statue”. In my mind’s eye I pictured a statue at least one storey high of the lizard, perhaps eating a car, with life size people statues fleeing the scene in terror. With this image in my head I made straight for said dot.

I have heard that some people are disappointed when they see The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen or the Mannekin Pis in Brussels. They usually say that it wasn’t as big as they expected. I don’t see how you could have got your expectations so high, seeing that they already tell you that the Mermaid is little, and Mannekin Pis is Brabantian for little man piss after all (its website though must be the most comprehensive for any statue in the world).

So I have to say that I was a little disappointed when I saw the bonsaied Godzilla.

Godzilla and I - Tokyo
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  1. Brian Hill says:

    James, best picture of you I have seen! And yes you do look a bit disappointed!