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Sazae-San Gets Her Own Street In Fukuoka

In honor of the nationally popular comic “Sazae-san” a municipal road in Fukuoka has been named “Sazaesan-dori”. Ms. Machiko Hasegawa, author of the anime, was said to have conceived the idea for the Sazae-san series whilst in Fukuoka’s Sawara-ku. In addition to the naming of the municipal road, Sawara-ku plans to erect a nameplate for Hasegawa in May- to mark the 10 year anniversary of her death, and to advertise the overall community as “the birthplace of Sazae-san”. Source:

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Momochi / Nishijin
Published: Apr 10, 2012 / Last Updated: Apr 1, 2016

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