Look at the three smiling faces on the side of the building. Are they muttering the word “O-I SHI?” In Japanese, OISHI means “tasty” but it has the same pronunciation as the artist, Akinori Oishi’s, last name. As part of this play on words, the title of the piece “Oishi” means “every taste.”
The work produced by Akinori Oishi uses simple lines to depict smiles and expressions that are rich in story-telling potential. This introduces viewers to an atmosphere of joy and happiness. Once the huge and distant image of the high-rise building is combined with the artist’s work, it immediately becomes soft and familiar. When you pass by and take a rest during the summer, remember to look up and feel the warmth that brings a smile to your face.
The artist also invites visitors to choose works from “ Very Fun Park” that most suit their own taste and that they find moving. They are then asked to write their feelings on a piece of paper and place it in a box at the location of the exhibition. This allows us to remember “ Very Fun Park” together.