"Kinjiro Ninomiya was born in 1787 into a poor farming family in present-day Kanagawa prefecture in central Japan. His parents died when he was young and he was raised by an uncle who had a large collection of books in his house. Kinjiro wanted to spend his time reading books, but his father forced him to work, so he began taking books with him as he worked delivering firewood, and at night."
This is a nice 6-1/4" statue (copper? cast iron?) of Ninomiya Kinjiro. He was famous before the war and his statue was found at most schools. He is usually depicted reading while walking, carrying firewood on his back. This statue is in mint condition and has protecting cloth on the base. There is a light rattling sound. He walks by a tree stump that might be for holding a pencil or pen.
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