May 1, 2010
Today is theme day and this month is 'Statues.'
There are quite a lot of statues at Koku Park. This one is of three young men holding a wing and looking up.
It was made by Kozo Naganuma in 1943. The statue was given to the Tokorozawa Army Aviation Maintenance School the following year, which was then located here. It represents the many young men soldiers who studied aviation and aircraft mechanics at the school.
This statue, which holds the dreams and hopes of the sky, is placed here for the citizens of Tokorozawa as a statue that prays for the comfort and peace of the city.
And if you're wondering what those three young men see when they look up. Here's the view!
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