Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy Fish


I found this colourful mural down a laneway at the side of Guu Sakabar on Bloor St in the Annex. Guu is a Izakaya that serves Japanese style tapas and is supposed to be quite good but I haven't tried it. The mural was done in 2009 by long-time graffiti artist Skam who has done a lot of work around Toronto. The fish looks so happy jumping for joy in this traditional-looking Japanese scene!
Taking part in Monday Murals. For more murals click here.

23 comments:

Riet said...

That s a beautiful mural, very special

Sharon said...

I was just thinking the same thing...that fish looks positvely elated.

LĂșcia said...

Great colourful mural!
The fish rally looks happy, and the Mt. Fuji was a nice touch. ;-)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Brillant colors, very nice.

Rob Siemann said...

Nice one!

Nellies said...

Haha, I like this one! Very happy and the colors so nice and bright!

EG CameraGirl said...

Lake Ontario looked a bit like that yesterday except it was diving ducks fighting the waves. :)

Paul in Powell River said...

It does look Japanese, doesn't it. Like your post title!

NixBlog said...

A great tribute to "The Great Wave" by Hokusai (see here):
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/The_Great_Wave_off_Kanagawa.jpg

Fish is an apt addition :-)

Gringo said...

Happy Fish indeed! In fact I would be happy living opposite a colourful mural like this! Have a nice week Red Pat!

Deb said...

No wonder he looks happy if he has just escaped from the Japanese Tapas Bar. Swim Nemo, swim!

Eyeliquor said...

Well done Red Pat!
Super cool photo!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

As someone has already said recognised as based on the "Great Wave" which a year on from the tsunami is probably a very poignant image.

Lowell said...

It doth appear the fish is happy.
Or maybe it's a ploy
to get you to not notice
he's not jumping up for joy
'cause he has seen a line
with a hook upon the end
and right then and there
he knew where he would spend...

Eternity!

Oui?

Carole said...

Nice blog. You may be interested on a post on the Picasso exhibition currently in Sydney that is coming to Toronto in April. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/picasso-exhibition-art-gallery-of-new.html

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A cousin mural to the one Julie at Sydney Eye posted this week. Definitely a nod to Hokusai. Very nice. The mural alone would cause me to dine in this restaurant. Thanks for participating in this week's Monday Mural.

VioletSky said...

I was also thinking along the lines of Hokusai. I think this fish is having his last hurrah.....

Jack said...

The mural has several thoughtful allusions. Very nice.

Regina K said...

Just a fish out of water, happy as can be...

Randy said...

Looks like a happy fish.

Dyanna said...

Great graffiti wall!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the colours Red, I'm sure this mural would be a good drawcard for the Japanese tapas bar.

La Principessa Errante said...

Love the modern take on a classic ancient painting.