|Above, the Shibuya 109 store in Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The Shibuya 109 department store in Shibuya's shopping district has some history in kaiju movies.
In Gamera 3 (1999), the store was blasted by Gamera while in pursuit of several Gyaos birds. In Godzilla x Megaguirus (2000), the store was obliterated by sonic blasts by Megaguirus.
Now, in 2014, it has been announced that plans are underway to open a Shibuya 109 store in Hong Kong next year.
According to The Japan News (Yomiuri Shimbun):
The Tokyu Group plans to open a Shibuya 109 store in Hong Kong — the store’s first overseas operation — as early as autumn next year, according to sources.
Shibuya 109 is a fashion center in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, and is known as a trendsetter in young women’s fashion.The Shibuya Ward, including the Shibuya 109 department store, is covered in The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan on page 27.
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