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Ginza Daifuku Great Jizo: A Playful Art Installation Connecting Culture and Technology

Updated: Apr 19, 2023

We are excited to introduce our latest endeavour, the Ginza Daifuku Great Jizo, a charming art installation that not only brings a touch of whimsy to the heart of Tokyo but also highlights the innovative use of XPAND Codes. Located on a prominent building in the bustling district of Ginza, this eye-catching piece is sure to capture the imagination of locals and tourists alike.

Measuring a staggering 4 meters wide and 6 meters tall, the artwork features a delightful fusion of a giant smartphone and a traditional Jizo statue. The clever use of trompe-l'oeil technique creates an illusion, making the image appear to float when viewed through photos or videos. Beneath the Jizo, you'll find an XPAND Code that, when read, provides valuable information about Ginza in English, Japanese, and Chinese.

The name "Ginza Daifuku Great Jizo" was inspired by the popular Japanese sweet "daifuku", as the Jizo's face bears a striking resemblance to the treat. Additionally, "daifuku" translates to "great fortune," symbolising the auspicious nature of the installation.

We created the Ginza Daifuku Great Jizo with three main objectives in mind. Firstly, to promote the use of XPAND Codes as an innovative way to share information. Secondly, to establish a permanent showcase of the practical applications of XPAND Codes. Finally, to enhance the local atmosphere of Ginza by introducing a new, playful landmark for all to enjoy.

The installation will be displayed from April 1st to July 31st. However, we are keen to explore the possibility of a longer-term exhibition depending on the public's response. We hope that the Ginza Daifuku Great Jizo will delight and inspire you, and we invite you to experience this unique blend of art, culture, and technology for yourself.

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