23683 北村西望 (Bronze statue Rejoicing girl (Haruyoshi appraisal)) KITAMURA Seibo
Height 70.0 cm (including pedestal height)
Diameter 26.6 cm
Representative works include the giant statue "Nagasaki Peace Memorial Statue" set up in Nagasaki Peace Park and "Itagaki Retirement Old Man" set up in the National Assembly.
A recipient of the Order of Culture / Navy Blue Medal and a Person of Cultural Merit. At the Japan Sculpture Society, in honor of Saibo's achievements, the name of the award given to the best work in the exhibition is the "Kitamura Saibo Award".
In addition, the “Kitamura Saibo Award Fund” was established with the purpose of promoting educational art for elementary and junior high school students, and as of December 2016, this has continued in the form of a publicly offered exhibition as the Kitamura Nishibo Award Education Art Exhibition.
The eldest son is Haruyoshi Kitamura, a sculptor like Saiboh.