In Japan, when one talks about Kinjiro Ninomiya, many bring the image of a statue of a boy walking with firewood in the back and reading a book, in the courtyards of many schools in Japan, and it is through this image of the boy Kinjiro that an expressive number of people know him.
But as for the knowledge of his life, his works and teachings, few people know him in depth, even in Japan.
This is mainly due to the fact that after World War II the statues of Kinjiro Ninomiya have been removed from almost every school.
And Kinjiro was a person who saved many fiefdoms and villages by helping the people to be happy, with their excellent way of acting and a lot of work, teaching them to leave the life of poverty. Kinjiro is a character who can be proud of the world.
Within the book Sontoku Ninomiya for Adolescents (quote), there is the following quote from a historian:
“If Sontoku Ninomiya had existed in the era of the internal wars in Japan, it would have been the category of the Ieyassu Tokugawa, and certainly would have managed to unify this country, so great”.