Where Old Tires Go To Become Godzilla

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There is a public playground in Tokyo constructed from some 3000 discarded road tires, some of which are assembled into various sculptures. Including, of course, several Godzillas.


If you live in the area, Tokyo Families Magazine has directions to the park, which looks like this from space:


You can see more photos of the place on Flickr.

Photo Credit: WrightFlyer/Panoramio

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What I don't get is, do they wash the tires first? I mean, used tires are filthy in a way that only serious petrochemical-based solvents and blast-force water pressure can remove. I'd like to see what those little kids' hands, knees and clothes look like after a round on that palyground.