“The Girl in Red Shoes” bronze sculpture now stands near the Friendship Bell at the tip of
The artwork was unveiled by
“It is our hope that the statue will continue to strengthen bonds between our ports, cities and countries,” said Masayuki Suzuki, Chairman of the Yokohama-San Diego Friendship Committee.
“The Girl in Red Shoes” was presented as a gift to the
There was even a "girl" in red shoes at the dedication. Miyuu Hashima, who traveled from
Kimi was an orphan in
The story of Kimi, of which there are many versions, became a national symbol of goodwill between the
“Although it is a sad story, the sculpture represents the friendship and respect our ports share,” said Port Commissioner Michael Bixler. “We are grateful to the people of
The three-foot-tall sculpture of a young girl holding a rose and a carnation is by Japanese artist Munehiro Komeno. The rose represents
The dedication ceremony was organized by Kaneko Bishop, President of the San Diego-Yokohama Sister City Society.