Huge Chewbacca-Themed Statue In Japan

Screenshot: Star Wars Japan

Is this the biggest Chewbacca-themed statue in the world? Today in Nagoya, a tall Chewie was unveiled.

This is for Solo’s Japanese release.

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The statue, however, is always up, but not decked out like Chewbacca.

Called Nana-chan ningyou (“Nana-chan doll”), this is a huge mannequin located in front of Nagoya’s Meitetsu Department Store.

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Since 1973, Nana has towered over shoppers in a variety of seasonal and promotional outfits.

The mannequin has been known to dress as famous characters.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.