Shibamata / Kita-Senju / Kameari,Tokyo
This is a bronze statue of Sanae Nakazawa from ”Captain Tsubasa (Flash Kicker),” a soccer comic series that is popular all over the world.
This is a bronze statue of Sanae Nakazawa, a major character from ”Captain Tsubasa,” a soccer comic series that is very popular in Japan. ”Captain Tsubasa” brought a soccer boom throughout Japan. It is a widely known fact that its fan base is not limited to Japanese readers; many world famous soccer players enjoy the series. Sanae Nakazawa, one of the major characters of the series, is a girl who has been cheering for the main character, Tsubasa Ozora, and his teammates since her elementary school days. She is strong-minded to the extent that people calls her anego (an informal term used to address a woman in a higher position, or ”sis”), and she has been encouraging players and audiences as a leader of the cheer group or manager of the soccer club. The statue shows Sanae Nakazawa vigorously waving a cheer flag that says, “Go Tsubasa!” on it. To access the Katsushika Post Office, where the statue is, it is about a 15-minute walk from the Yotsugi Station on the Keisei Oshiage Line.