Godzilla is the most recognisable movie monster in the history, and it’s a high point for those in Japan who loved Godzilla.
Godzilla often receives tributes via grand statues and landmarks in Japan, and the latest one to come up is made of bamboo and straw.
Godzilla statue made of rice straw and bamboo towers over the Japanese town of Chikuzen as part of the annual harvest festival pic.twitter.com/pRfvbTbEta
— 41 Strange (@41Strange) November 25, 2018
As re-shared on Twitter by @41Strange, the city of Chikuzen celebrates an annual festival, and a couple of years back erected a Godzilla statue that’s 23 feet tall, made of bamboo and straw. It took a team of 20 people and a total of four months to build the statue. Over 150 volunteers contributed woven straw for the making of this statue.
— シン・フﾉﾚ夕ニ (@SnFurutan) November 2, 2016
What’s received the most attention are the LED lights embedded within the statue which gives it a Shin Godzilla style highlight. It’s tail measures at 33 feet as well, making it look impressive in work, size and medium.
The next Godzilla sequel, King of Monsters is set to premiere in the US next year. Directed by Michael Dougherty, the film stars Millie Bobby Brown, O’Shea Jackson, Vera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler among many others.
The film is scheduled to release on May 31 next year alongside Godzilla vs Kong scheduled for a 2020 release. Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
“The new story follows the heroic efforts of the cryptozoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient superspecies, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.”