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Statues in Tokyo

5 statues in Tokyo

Statues in Tokyo
Hachikō Statue
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One of the most frequented meeting places in the city of Tokyo is located in front of the Shibuya Train Station: Hachiko's statue. Hachiko was an Akita dog who, even after the death of his master in 1925, faithfully continued to wait for his owner to return from work every evening on at the time scheduled for over ten years. In 1934 after the dog's death and due to his popularity, a bronze statue was erected in his honor at the place where, every afternoon, he waited for his deceased owner.
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Ginza Godzilla Statue
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Ever since the first Godzilla movie premiered in 1954, Godzilla has become an icon of modern Japanese culture. The Japanese wanted to commemorate this famous (and, in Japan at least, benevolent) monster by building a monument near Ginza. I had heard about it and set out to pay a visit. After getting lost (which is not a difficult feat in Tokyo), I started asking people on the street for a Godzilla statue but only received puzzled faces...I just they though I was joking. Finally, we found it near the Imperial Hotel and it was somewhat smaller than I imagines. The statue itself is no bigger than two meters tall and is actually pretty easy to pass by without noticing. Still, it's an interesting place and a must of any Godzilla fan if only to take a photo.
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