japan continues to boast its reputation as the land of animated fantasy with a monumental godzilla statue, currently taking shape at full scale. upon its completion, the giant statue will measure 20 meters high, 25 meters wide, and 55 meters long — rivaling the 18 meter-tall gundam robot, which is just beginning to show signs of life in yokohama. the statue will make up part of the larger godzilla-themed expansion of the nijigen no mori theme park. the expansion was scheduled to open during summer 2020, but was delayed due to COVID-19



japan’s nijigen no mori theme park will stand as the first place to host a permanent, full-size statue of the monstrous godzilla. the site of the replica, at awaji island in hyogo prefecture, is significant. the theme park’s website elaborates: ‘the legendary figure of godzilla was first confirmed at the beginning of the meiji era (1868-1912) when a typhoon hit awaji island. godzilla, who appeared with the high waves, roamed the island, causing tremendous damage.’






japan godzilla statue
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project info:


project title: godzilla statue

location: nijigen no mori theme park, awaji island, hyogo prefecture, japan

status: under construction

expected completion: currently not announced