Shibamata / Kita-Senju / Kameari,Tokyo
This is a statue of a genius striker, Kojiro Hyuga, who is a rival of Tsubasa Ozora, the main character of ”Captain Tsubasa” or ”Flash Kicker.”
This is a bronze statue of a character from a popular soccer comic series, ”Captain Tsubasa,” which was published in the Weekly Shonen Jump comic magazine. It is one of the eight bronze statues built from 2013 to 2014. ”Captain Tsubasa” is a comic series that created a soccer boom throughout Japan, and it is known that its fans are not limited to Japanese people but also many famous soccer players in the world. One of the characters, Kojiro Hyuga, is Tsubasa Ozora’s eternal rival. He is an aloof, indifferent genius soccer player with a hungry spirit that comes from his upbringing; he lost his father early on, and he is aiming to become a professional soccer player while working part-time to earn a living for his mother and brothers. To access the Yotsugi Park, where the statue is placed, it is about a 5-minute walk from the Yotsugi Station on the Keisei Line.