Carp

Carp

We have the professional baseball league team, “Hiroshima Toyo Carp”. The team is named "Carp" because the Hiroshima castle is called “Rijo” -“Ri” means carp- and there are many carps in the moat of the castle. The home stadium of Carp "The MAZDA Zoom-Zoom stadium" is near by the Hiroshima station and it is the newest stadium and lots of kinds of seats are unique. The season of the professional baseball league is from spring to autumn, and watching the games can be one of nice activities to visitors too.

Stadium Gourmet
Stadium Gourmet

There are food stands that sell boxed meals and snacks in several places of the stadium. Especially there are shops with strong individuality on the third floor. The food stand "Koi Cort" sells special menus produced by Carp players. Our recommendation includes the noted menu "Carp noodles" which has been loved by Carp fans for more than 50 ye...

About the Mascot
About the Mascot

There are 2 mascots in Hiroshima Toyo Carp. One is "Carp Boya" , and the other is "SLYLY". Carp boy is the first mascot of Japanese baseball team. With an intention to give dreams to children, a strapping boy was illustrated. Blue-green colored SLYLY, dressed in the Carp uniform, was designed by a character production company of Sesame Street....

History of the team
History of the team

In Hiroshima where student baseball was very active, there was a growing trend of opinions to build a professional baseball team by Hiroshima people as a symbol of revival from the damage of atomic bomb after World War 2 was over. Hiroshima Carp was founded in 1950 when Japan Professional Baseball League was divided into Central League and Pac...

Ways of Supporting the Carp
Ways of Supporting the Carp

The Hiroshima Carp have special chants and actions unique to every batter. You can purchase plastic batons and cones to cheer along with everyone else. At the end of the seventh inning, there is a tradition to inflate and release thousands of red balloons. Each balloon whizzes into the air creating a spectacular scene....

Carp Baseball Gallery
Carp Baseball Gallery

Carp Baseball Gallery is a facility combining a baseball gallery, ticket office and goods shop. The gallery showcases the history of Hiroshima Toyo Carp from its foundation to today with photographs and rare goods. They sell posters and post cards of famous players who did remarkable play at Carp, and tote bags, pass cases, book covers sold on...

MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium
MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium

Current home of Hiroshima Toyo Carp is "MAZDA Zoom-Zoom STADIUM Hiroshima". It is as large as the ballpark of major league and allows spectators watch the game in a spacious seat. The stadium provides characteristic seats such as "Suna Kaburi Seat" where the audience can watch the game in front of their eyes and "Performance Seat" where energe...

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