This is a bronze statue of a major character from a popular soccer comic series, ”Captain Tsubasa,” which was published in the Weekly Shonen Jump comic magazine. Ryo Ishizaki used to be the captain of the Nankatsu Elementary School soccer team before Tsubasa Ozora transferred to his school, and Ryo had experienced a complete defeat in the game with the Shutetsu Elementary School team led by a prodigious soccer player, Genzo Wakabayashi, in the previous year by the score 0 to 30. With the addition of Tsubasa Ozora in his team and the coaching by Roberto Hongo, a new soccer coach at the Nankatsu Elementary, Ishizaki gets better and barely makes it in the selected members representing Nakatsu City. He participates with Tsubasa Ozora in the Japan U-12 Football Championship and contributes to Nakatsu SC's winning at the championship through his gutful plays such as blocking the opponent’s shot with his face. To go to the Pocket Park in front of the Yotsugi Station, where the statue is, it is about a 2-minute walk from the Yotsugi Station on the Keisei Oshiage Line.
4-15-10, Higashiyotsugi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, 124-0014
- Nearest Station
･ Keisei Oshiage Line
2 minutes on foot