Statue of Tatsuko and Hachirotaro [Sculpture in Bronze]
Awarded the Prize-of-Effort by the Issenn Society of Fine Arts in 1970, produced by Mr. Kazaemon Minagawa (Niida, Jumonji Town, Hiraka County, Akita Prefecture), and donated by Kazaemon Minagawa.
The sculptor carved out this work to “represent the legendary image of Hachirotaro playfully trying to get the heart ball from Princess Tatsuko, the goddess of the mysterious Lake Tazawako, on Goza-no-Ishi stone.”
Standing 2.15 meters high and 1.25 meters wide, it is finished with 5.625 kg of lacquer, and was produced in about 15 days (from late July to early August 1970)
[Translated from the inscription in Japanese.]