The symbol of station – continued
You also find the water wheel besides of the Sanada Yukimura. I don’t know why the symbol of Ueda station is the water wheel. It is said to be the image of a clear flow of the Chikuma River.
There is a small patio in front of the water wheel. Some people eat a lunchbox there. By the way, the water wheel is used to generate electricity. The power is used for light up the Ueda station in the night. It is not enough to cover the whole station, but it helps for ECO.
Please check the water wheel and the statue when you came to Ueda station.