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Bronze Statue of Shigenobu Okuma

It is bronze statue of Shigenobu Okuma who is founder of Waseda University. With statue of 298 centimeters in height, it is gown look as scholar. On October 17, 1932, the 50th anniversary of the foundation of university memorial festival and ten times of mourning of Okuma were made before. Producer is sculptor, Fumio Asakura. Thing that Asakura produced bronze statue of Okuma three times of convenience, but this is the second time. In the center of the campus, it becomes symbol of the school. Okuma was born as child of gunnery instructor of Nabeshima, Saga feudal clan on (1838) February 16 in shop 1838. Human being did "the life 125 years old theory" to be able to live until 5 times, 125 years old of period of growth if we took care of health with pet theory, but we made unhappy and died at 85 years old.

Bronze Statue of Shigenobu Okuma

Postal code 〒169-8050
Address 1-6-1, Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Nearest stations and access
  • 7-min walk from Waseda Subway Sta. (Tokyo Metro Tozai Line)
  • It is a 5-minute walk from Toden Arakawa Line Waseda Station
  • It is a 20-minute walk from JR Takadanobaba Station

・Seibu Shinjuku Line, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line "Nishiwaseda" 20-minute walk
・Metropolitan bus "Waseda Univ. front gate stop" (terminal) 2-minute walk

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