ひろしま戦前の風景 66.加藤友三郎銅像除幕式
[66]Unveiling of the Statue of Tomosaburo Kato

昭和10年(1935年)11月3日 提供:加藤健太郎氏 広島市南区比治山公園

参考資料:RCCニュース 2013/10/19放送より
Filmed November 3, 1935 (Showa 10)
Original film courtesy of Kentaro Kato
Hijiyama Park, Minami Ward, Hiroshima City
Tomosaburo Kato was a Hiroshima-born naval officer, who took part in the Battle of Tsushima as chief of staff during the Russo-Japanese War. He was credited as saving Japan from a fiscal crisis, because of his instrumental role in Japan’s signing of the Washington Naval Treaty after the First World War. Kato subsequently became the first Hiroshima-born Prime Minister, but died of illness while in office. Installed at Hijiyama Park, the twice life-size bronze statue of Kato in a full-dress naval uniform was unveiled to a waiting crowd of several thousand. A banquet was also held to celebrate the occasion. The statue of Prime Minister Kato, erected to great public enthusiasm, was requisitioned during the Second World War to make weapons. All that remains of the statue today is the plinth.
Reference: RCC News, broadcast on October 19, 2013

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