Boy Takuboku statue

Morioka City

Central Iwate

The area where the statue stands used to be the alley of Morioka Castle's vegetable garden. For Takuboku Ishikawa when he was in junior high school, the footpaths and castle ruins seemed to be a source of poetic sentiment. The Takuboku statue by Takashi Honda perfectly depicts the earnest figure of a young boy standing in the harsh north wind, filled with hope. The pedestal is engraved with a line from the collection of poems ``Sad Toys.'' ``I believe in the coming of a new tomorrow, but there are no lies in my words.''

Odori, Morioka 020-0000
Morioka Tourism and Convention Association
Phone number 019-604-3305
FAX number 019-653-4417

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