In keeping with the corporate philosophy and Otsuka's mottos "JISSHO" (Proof through Execution) and "SOZOSEI" (Creativity), we strive to utilize our Group's unique assets and skills to develop differentiating scientific solutions which contribute to the lives of people worldwide in the form of innovative and creative products ranging from pharmaceuticals to consumer products.
Otsuka Group is striving to cultivate a culture and a dynamic corporate climate reflecting our vision as a healthcare company. As such we are dedicated to achieving global sustainability, to our relationships with local communities and to the protection of the natural environment.
These three monuments embody the Otsuka Group philosophy, reminding all who visit the birthplace of the Otsuka Group in Tokushima of the importance of being creative and openminded to new ideas.
Giant Tomato Trees
The giant tomato trees that cover the entire ceiling of the hall can produce more than 10,000 fruit per year, as a result of maximizing the fruit-producing potential through hydroponics that frees the roots from normal soil. The tomato trees are symbolic of employing new ideas to draw out potential.
Bent Giant Cedar
This piece features the trunk of a giant cedar that is deeply bent instead of being typically straight, with the trunk of a second cedar crossing on top of it. The delicately balanced piece—which at first glance appears unstable—was strong enough to withstand magnitude 5 tremors during the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995. The piece speaks to the idea that appearances may reveal something completely different.
This water garden features large stones that appear to miraculously float on a wide expanse of water, including some that seem to droop. The garden was created to capture and enrich the spirit of the people who look at it, and to free the mind for contemplation. The piece teaches us the importance of switching ideas and thinking beyond the conventional.