Endless Pee : Peeing Boy Statue at the Hamamatsucho Station

Tokyo is full of big and small surprises and we were caught by one such surprise at the JR Hamamtsucho Station a few days back. If you sit in the first compartment of the Yamanote Line going towards Shibuya, you can spot the Peeing Boy Statue on the Hamamtsucho Station Platform (Platform number 3)!
Peeing Boy statue at Hamamatsucho StationNamed 小便小僧 Shoumben Koushou a detailed inscription plate below the statue states that it was gifted by a dentist  to the Hamamtsucho Station in 1952. We thought it would be great to take a short video with the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) passing in the back.. See the Youtube video below.

Apparently the Hamamtsucho Station Officer was looking for something to commemorate the 80 years of railway operations in Japan and the dentist Kobayashi Hikaru offered this statue.
Peeing Boy statue at Hamamatsucho StationKobayashi actually made the statue for his son’s birth  but later donated it to the station. His son still runs the dental hospital inside the World Trade Center on the 14th floor, just next to the Hamamtsucho Station.

The statue was apparently in its “naked” form initially, but Japanese women started dressing it up with various clothing (started by Tanaka Eiko who used to work near Hamamatsucho dressed up the statue on a cold winter day). Presently (January 2015), it is in its new year dress up with the year of the sheep symbol on its side too!!!
Peeing Boy statue at Hamamatsucho Station
The statue is a great source of pride for station workers who dress it in various costumes—traditional and otherwise at different times of the year.

There was similar statue at the Tokyo Station Marunouchi side worth nearly 4.5 million yen, but was stolen in 1972 and was never found!!
Peeing Boy statue at Hamamatsucho Station
UPDATE : February 2015 : The Statue is with a ULTRAMAN DRESS UP!!!!
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Girls are taking snaps him peeing and he is not even concerned!
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UPDATE: March 2015 : The statue is with a FIREMAN DRESS UP!!!!
Peeing Boy Statue dressed up as a fireman at JR Hamamatsucho Station

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    I have been reading out many of your stories and i can claim pretty nice stuff. Helped me in my visit to Tokyo

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