Statue of Takamori Saigo
"Segodon" left the greatest achievement in the Meiji Restoration. After quitting his job and returning to Kagoshima, he fought against the new government forces in the Satsuma Rebellion and was defeated, and he committed suicide in this land of Shiroyama.
This statue was created by Teru Ando, a sculptor from Kagoshima City and the creator of "Hachiko, the faithful dog" in Shibuya, spent over eight years to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death, and was completed on May 23, 1945. Main body 5.76m, base 1.21m, artificial hill 7.27m. The sidewalk along National Route 10 where the statue is built has an impressive appearance such as stone walls and waterways where carp swims.The view from Shiroyama is recommended on a sunny afternoon when Sakurajima is clearly visible in the sunlight.
Photo cooperation:Kagoshima Prefecture Tourism Federation
|Name||Statue of Takamori Saigo|
|Getting Here||Get off at Kagoshima City Tramway "Asahi-dori" station and bus stop "Kinseicho", about 8 minutes on foot/Immediately after getting off Kagoshima City View "Saigo Takamori Statue"|