Yoichi Takahashi, author of the popular comic Captain Tsubasa (Flash Kicker) is from Yotsugi, Katsushika and a graduate of Minami Katsushika High School in Tateishi. This is one of eight bronze statues built there from 2013–2014. Taro Misaki is a boy who plays soccer throughout Japan as he repeatedly transfers schools due to his father being a painter. He first appears in the game between Nankatsu and Shutetsu elementary schools in place of Ishizaki, who was injured. In that game, he plays with the main character, Tsubasa Ozora, for the first time. Starting then he and Ozora are the dynamic duo of Nankatsu SC, leading the team to win the Japan U-12 Football Championship. In the final, Misaki injures his leg but shows fighting spirit until the end. His position is MF, and he has exceptional dribbling and passing skills. His special shooting technique is the Twin Shoot with Tsubasa Ozora. The statue is situated in Shibue Park, about an eight-minute walk from Tateishi Station on the Keisei Line.
3-3-1, Higashitateishi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, 124-0013
- Nearest Station
･ Keisei Oshiage Line
8 minutes on foot