Kumamoto Prefecture Unveils One-Piece Bronze Nami Statue As Part Of Revitalization Project

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Kumamoto Prefecture Unveils One-Piece Bronze Nami Statue As Part Of Revitalization Project

a new bronze statue of Nami from the popular manga series A piece of was unveiled in Kumamoto Prefecture. Part of a collaborative project between Shueisha and the government of Kumamoto Prefecture, the Kumamoto Revival Project has several A piece of themed monuments to revive the area after the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes.

The earthquakes in Kumamoto killed 273 people and injured 2,809 others, as well as thousands of homes and buildings. A piece of creator Eiichiro Oda, a native of Kumamoto, started the project shortly after the disaster and led a variety of efforts from stamp gatherings to selling goods to revitalize the prefecture.

The statue is the seventh to be revealed, Luffy is the first unveiled in 2018. Two more statues are also planned, including a statue of Zoro coming to Ozu Central Park, as well as Robin in the former Tokai University Aso Campus.

A piece of also hosted a special live stream of the unveiling, featuring prefecture mascot Kumamon and other local politicians. In addition, Governor Ikuo Kabashima stated that “the efforts of the residents of Nishihara (the village in which the statue was erected) to revive the village resemble how Nami protected the village of Cocoyashi,” referring to an event in A piece of. The parallels were heightened by the decorative tangerine-colored balloons tied to nearby trees.

The Pokemon Company has a similar revitalization program, where it unveiled a Slowpoke mailbox in Kagawa Prefecture in March.

You can see some official pictures of the Kumamoto . to look at A piece of Nami Statue unveiling below:

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