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    Cool Brock Statue Outside of Kyoto University

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    Takeshi [Brock] statue welcomes Kyoto University test-takers

    Nibi [Pewter] Gym Leader challenges examinees to battle

    As has become tradition, an imitation of Orita Hikoichi's statue has appeared on Kyoto University's Yoshida South campus. The statue famous for being continually defaced has once again been reincarnated, this year in the form of the Nibi [Pewter] City Gym Leader, Takeshi [Brock].

    Orita Hikoichi was a Japanese educationalist, and the first headmaster of Third Senior High School in the late 1800's. In recognition of his achievements and efforts in the founding of Kyoto University, a bronze bust of him was created in 1950 with contributions from Kyoto U. graduates, and sat outside building A of the University's Integrated Anthropology Department for nearly fifty years.

    Around 1986, however, the bust began to be regularly defaced, starting with its face being spray-painted red, with "angry person" scrawled on the base. The graffiti continued, becoming gradually more elaborate, despite the college's
    efforts to keep the statue presentable. Signs were posted by the bust reading the following:
    As headmaster of Third Senior High School, Orita Hikoichi-sensei assisted in the founding of Kyoto U., and is a person who has left behind many achievements in pursuit of academic liberty at Kyoto U. Please do not dishonor this statue.
    -- Integrated Anthropology Department

    In 1997, after a decade of graffiti, the statue was finally retired to Integrated Anthropology Department's basement, where it remains to this day. Every year around entrance exam season, however, a fake statue appears where the real one once stood.

    This year, on February 25th, Takeshi [Brock] appeared on the campus, accompanied by the following sign:
    As Gym Leader of Nibi [Pewter] Gym, Orita Hikoichi-sensei assisted in the raising of Rock-type Pokémon, and is a person who has left behind many achievements in the distribution of Move Machine [TM] 34 throughout Kyoto U. Please do not choose Zenigame [Squirtle].
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    I just read this on Bulbapedia a little while ago, and thought it was too amusing to NOT post here. ^_^

    EDIT: DISCLAIMER: I should have said this from the start, but my intent here is NOT to condone or endorse vandalism! Oh, and concerning the parody sign next to the statue...what about Bulbasaur?
    Last edited by Starry Might; 28th February 2010 at 01:30 PM. Reason: Added stuff




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    Default Re: Brock Statue Outside of Kyoto University

    That's a very nice statue of Brock ... "do not chose Squirtle" - I like that one.
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    Niiiiice, who wants to bet that was a senior prank? XD
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    This is OK with Brock's Rules, continue.


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    Default Re: Brock Statue Outside of Kyoto University

    If this was Facebook I would've liked this thread.

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    Default Re: Brock Statue Outside of Kyoto University

    I want a Misty one. "Please choose Squirtle" XDD

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    Haha, great stuff. I especially enjoy the Squirtle bit... Though I guess that by looking at my new avatar, that should come as no surprise.
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    Default Re: Brock Statue Outside of Kyoto University

    Glad you guys liked this as much as I did!

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    I want a Misty one. "Please choose Squirtle" XDD
    WIN.

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