Everyone’s favourite tokusatsu titan has a very important message for the people of Shinjuku this week.

Peering over the top of the TOHO Cinema just opposite a charming-looking peep show establishment, world-famous movie monster Godzilla looms large, surveying visitors to Shinjuku’s Kabukicho red-light district as they make their way up the street.

Godzilla has looked completely at home atop the building ever since his appearance early last year, but this week he looks a little different from usual. Since April 4, the movie monster can be seen clutching a cup of Isodine-brand mouthwash, a large banner reading “Yappari Isodine,” or “Isodine, naturally” hanging from his right hand.


The minty fresh addition to the enormous statue is due to remain on the cinema’s roof for just a week or so, so you’ll need to be quick if you want to see it in the fresh.

Why the sudden fondness for mouthwash, we’re not entirely sure, but perhaps Godzilla is not so subtly trying to remind the ladies and gentlemen who frequent the famous red-light district after dark that, if they must get up close and personal, they should at the very least practice good oral hygiene…

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