23 July 2014

Godzilla Rocks

Do you see what I see? Utoro is a minor working fishing port on Japan’s second largest island, Hokkaido. It attracts a number of a tourists in its own right but for travellers it is best known as the principle access point for the beautiful Shiretoko Peninsula National Park.  However, as you can see from these pictures there is a rather large rock formation in the town which bears a close resemblance to an even larger creature of modern Japanese mythology – Godzilla.

Over time the elements have weathered away this natural sandstone outcrop so that it forms the shape and form of the legendary monster.  If this proves only one thing (other than I like gawping at big rocks that look like something else) it is this – Godzilla rocks!

First Image Credit Flickr User Yuichi Sakuraba