This is a bronze statue that was planned and built as a new sightseeing spot because Yoichi Takahashi, the author of the Japanese soccer comic series, ”Captain Tsubasa (Flash Kicker),” is from Yotsugi in the Katsushika Ward, and he is a graduate of Minami Katsushika High School in the town of Tateishi. ”Captain Tsubasa,” in which a soccer player, Tsubasa Ozora, plays the main role with his belief, “A ball is a friend,” is a popular work that caused a soccer boom throughout Japan. The comic illustrates white-knuckle games with rival teams; Tsubasa's friendships with teammates Taro Misaki and Ryo Ishizaki; the interactions with Roberto Hongo, who was a former representative soccer player of Brazil; and more. It is known that the fans of the comic are not limited to Japanese people, but also are among famous soccer players of the world. To access the Yotsugi-tsubasa Park, where the statue is placed, it is about a 5-minute walk from the Yotsugi Station on the Keisei Line.
1-22-3, Yotsugi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, 124-0011
- Nearest Station
･ Keisei Oshiage Line
5 minutes on foot