The Floating Rubber Duck is a project of the Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman.
Quote is from Florentijn Hofman's site.
"The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate people and doesn't have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages" - Florentijn Hofman
Here is the quote from The Floating Rubber Duck's site:
"The Floating Duck knows the political border doesn't exist around the world. And the Duck has healing power to relieve world tension.So people of all generations will accept him gently and friendly. Since 2007 the Rubber Duck has floated around the world. It pops up in different countries from France to Brazil and from The Netherlands to Japan."
The pictures above are all from The FRD's 2009 exhibit on the river nearby Nakanoshima, Osaka, Japan.