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Godzilla’s Head Adorns Tokyo Movie Theater, Hotel

Kabukicho, a seedy-yet-charming entertainment district in Tokyo, has a new mascot care of Toho, the movie studio that just opened up a new movie theater in the area.

As of this month, a 12-meter high Godzilla head stands perched on the top of the nine-story building.

In addition, one room in the Hotel Gracery, which is attached to the Toho building, contains a special Godzilla room, with posters, memorabilia – and a giant Godzilla claw above the bed. Sweet dreams.

Godzilla was awarded a special official residency and crowned tourism ambassador of the district in a ceremony April 9.

Not bad for a guy who’s probably destroyed said district more than once in the past 60 years.

Sources: Tokyo Reporter, Paste Magazine

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Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.