This is a bronze statue of Genzo Wakabayashi, goalkeeper from the hit soccer manga ”Captain Tsubasa.” The manga created a soccer boom throughout Japan and also has a large international fanbase. Genzo Wakabayashi, a character in the series, is the goalkeeper that sweetened the victory by not relinquishing any goals during the Japan U-12 Football Championship. With a legendary reputation of being able to stop any shot from outside the penalty area, he is the good rival and sworn friend of the main character, Tsubasa Oozora. The bronze statue depicts his impressive pose as he fiercely protects the goal. Located in Tateishi Michi Hiroba, a five-minute walk from Keisei-Tateishi Station on the Keisei Oshiage Line.
4-28-14, Tateishi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, 124-0012
- Nearest Station
･ Keisei Oshiage Line
5 minutes on foot