An 8-foot statue of the University of Cincinnati Bearcat has been unveiled on the east side of Short Vine across from Larosa’s.
The statue is the latest work of UC alum and sculptor Tom Tsuchiya.
Tsuchiya created the statues of Cincinnati Reds players at Great American Ball Park, including the one of Joe Nuxhall.
“It is definitely a sentimental connection for me because I’m a very proud Bearcat alum,” said Tsuchiya after the sculpture was unveiled. “It is great to sculpt the actual spirit symbol of the university.”
Tsuchiya lived just blocks away from the statue’s location when he was a student.