This statue was given to the City of San Jose, CA from Okayama City, Japan in 1993.
It stands, looking out across the sea (San Carlos Street). You can visit it by noting that it’s around the corner from the entrance to the Center for Performing Arts in Guadalupe Park, just off the corner of Almaden Boulevard.

There are many versions of the folktale. This is one of them: Momotaro Folk Tale (the version told to children)

We are currently working on a special presentation of the origin legend from which this folktale began. Look for announcements here about the 60th Anniversary celebrations of the San Jose-Okayama Sister City relationship in 2017 in San Jose!

Thank you to Mr. Joe Jedges, International Affairs Manager for the City of San Jose,  for the great photograph!
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