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Statue of Kumahachi Aburaya, Beppu

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • I normally don't write reviews on statues as I am not that interested in them, but I walked by this one several times and even took some photos. I think I like the area more then the statue as there.....  more »
  • Kumahachi's statue is immediately outside the Beppu Station East Exit and is a common meeting point for various travellers and celebrants of Beppu events. It is right by a pay parking lot and the...  more »
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  • 「山は富士、海は瀬戸内、湯は別府」。別府の観光開発に尽力し、現在の泉都・別府の礎を築いた「別府観光の父」。像が建てられたのは2007年11月と比較的新しいものです。片足立ちで両手を挙げて、マントには小鬼が2匹くっついています。どことなくユーモラスであると同時に、一種独特の異彩とインパクトを放っています。制作した彫刻家の辻畑隆子氏によると「天国から舞い降りた熊八が『やあ』と呼びかけているイメージ」だそうです。下半身に比べて上半身を大きく作っているのかな、妙な迫力がありました(笑)

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