Guest Author: Godzilla

The following is a copy of a letter that was sent to me from across the sea.  It is obvious that the author who wrote the letter has a deep love for a land and a people they cannot stay away from, no matter how misunderstood they may be.

 

Japanese National Tourism Organization

1st Fl, Shin-Tokyo Building, 3-3-1, Marunouchi,

Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005

 

To Whom It May Concern:

It has been almost 60 years since I first fell in love with the city of Tokyo.  Originally, I wandered into the nation’s capital in the mid-Nineteen Fifties to view the architecture of the immense buildings that were being constructed.  I recall some of them were almost at my eye level.  Like a moth to the flame I was hypnotized by the speed at which the country had rebuilt itself after World War II.  I was fascinated with all the latest technology being incorporated into the Japanese way of life.  When I first arrived in the city, I did not get a warm welcome, but over the years I have been fortunate to watch the city, from afar, prosper into a bustling metropolis .

As Tokyo has grown, so has my love for the archipelago of Japan.  I find playing the role of a tourist to be a difficult one, especially due to my appearance and size.  People are a bit quick to judge me without getting to know me, which can be upsetting.  I bet people would leave me alone if they knew I just wanted to visit the Ginza shopping district, pay my respects at the famous Meiji Shinto shrine or even watch a sumo wrestling match.  Instead, the army continually harasses me until I turn tail and slip beneath the waves in Tokyo Bay.

In my youth I would tend to get upset and may have caused damage to my beloved city, but the Japanese public is quick to forget that I have put my life on the line in defense of Tokyo as well.  I have defeated The Smog Monster (1971), Megalon (1973), Mechagodzilla (1974), King Ghidorah (1991), and Megaguirus (2000) among others, as the self-proclaimed, protector of Tokyo.  I will admit that these battles cause extensive amounts of unintended damage, but I try my best to avoid hurting bystanders.

The purpose of this letter is to offer my assistance to the tourism department as a living attraction.  With your department’s help, I’m confident we could work out an arrangement where I would be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of Tokyo, while at the same time allow it to benefit from my presence.

We will have to hammer out the specifics, but maybe I could emerge from Tokyo Bay at a designated time, pose for pictures with the tourists, sign some autographs and maybe crush a few cars (I saw Robosaurus do it a few years back).  Once I have completed my obligations I humbly ask for a few hours to wander the city unmolested to soak up the culture and slip back into the ocean as the moon rises above the bay.

I appreciate your time and attention in this matter and look forward to your response.

Kindest regards,

Gojira

Vincent Lorusso Written by:

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. - Jackie Robinson

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