Ryo san statue Kochikame, Kameari
The bronze statute of Ryo-san at the north entrance of Kameari station, Tokyo. Kochikame is a famous Japanese comedy manga series. It has a broad audience, ranging from adolescent boys to middle-aged salarymen. The manga is an ongoing homage to the working-class people and districts of old Tokyo, and most episodes open with an elaborate full-page illustration of a down-town street scene, typically with old wooden buildings.