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JR Koiwa Station, north exit
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JR Koiwa Station, north exit sculpture
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JR Koiwa Station, south exit
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JR Koiwa Station, south side
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JR Koiwa Station has this statue of Yokozuna Tochinishiki, a famous sumo wrestler who was from Koiwa.
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Statue of Yokozuna Tochinishiki (1925-1990) inside JR Koiwa Station. The statue is now a popular meeting place inside the station.
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Statue of Yokozuna Tochinishiki inside JR Koiwa Station. He was the 44th yokozuna and head of the Japan Sumo Association during 1974-1988. The new and current Kokugikan was built under his watch.
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It's a very good likeness, and almost life-size. After retiring as an active wrestler, he became Kasugano oyakata.
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Very well done, and wise to put it inside the station where birds cannot sully it.
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Back view.
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Showa-dori shopping street near Koiwa Station.
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Shopping street near Koiwa Station.
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