Smile is a universal language. Each one of merry mind shines upon our future. MERRY EXPO was held around the world as well as at Expo 2005, as a communication art to try to rediscover common values for all humanity. A communication contents with brand-new technology was installed with cooperation's by Matsushita Electric industrial, NTT DoCoMo and Media Asahi. Its main feature was Merry From World, which had been played on Expo Vision at Expo 2005 Aichi Japan. Merry From World is featured more than 20,000 people's smiles and messages collected in 23 countries of the world, as responses to a simple question: "What's 'merry' for you?" Also, Merry Clean Up Project was held around the world, to "make the towns 'merry' by showing people cleaning up the street to stop people throw away things on the street." It was held in consideration.
On April 16th, at the beginning of Expo 2005, an event called "Merry Stories from 15 Towns of Owari" was held at Aichi Festival Plaza in Nagakute Aichi Pavilion. There were 6 stories and 12 themes set for this Plaza, and Merry Project was in charge of the day for Events by East Owari Area. To represent the theme for the day: "Designing the Traditions," in a "merry" way, giant picture books with the area's folk tales was decided to be installed. The children from the area were chosen to be the creators of the objetd'art, and 15 workshops were held in each town. In the workshop they started with researching and learning about the traditional folk tales of the area, and created the "books" in together. The children were really enjoying working together and the workshops were full of smiles. The 15 books decorated the Plaza joyfully in a nice.