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This large bronze figure depicts Ninomiya Kinjiro, who was born into a poor farming family in 1787. Kinjiro was self-taught, he rose into the Samurai class and eventually became a wealthy and influential figure. His life’s journey became associated with the qualities of thrift and diligence and with the introduction of state education in 1872 he was adopted as a model for school children, with his statue present in many elementary schools. This version of Kinjiro wears a short robe and waraji sandals.
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