Regarding the Artwork
The mirrored panels on the station building’s walls represent the abundant flow of the Kiso River. The golden peaches are motifs that have long symbolized longevity, prosperity, and the flourishing of descendants. Together, they depict the history of Inuyama, which has developed alongside the Kiso River, as well as its future prosperity.
During the creation of the artwork, we had the opportunity to listen to the local residents’ stories and memories about Inuyama, which instilled a strong sense of affection and pride. We compiled these into “INUYAMA PUBLIC STORIES” and projected them onto the station building’s windows as silhouettes of shadow puppets, evoking the essence of Inuyama.
The artwork inside the station premises was inspired by the legend of Momotaro (Peach Boy), which is widely known in the Inuyama area. It features a dog with kibi-dango (millet dumplings) perched on its nose, a monkey sitting on a Kiso cypress raft, gazing at Inuyama Castle, and a pheasant holding tightly onto kibi-dango, feeling a little tired from waiting. Until Momotaro arrives to gather them, why not enjoy the seasons of Inuyama together with these three companions?