Goldfish, with their long tails resembling delicate brushstrokes painted in water, look like tiny works of art on their own. But place them in uniquely shaped vessels and you truly have a beautiful piece. Patrons will be able to experience just that at the ECO EDO Nihonbashi Art Aquarium 2014.
The exhibition houses nearly 5,000 goldfish in special art exhibitions that incorporate LED lights, projection mapping, music and scents, allowing patrons to experience “refreshing coolness” and “Japanese beauty” with all five senses.
The poster advertising the Art Aquarium event promises magical sights:
This year’s exhibit, produced by Hidetomo Kimura, is inspired by the Edo Period and the “refreshing coolness of goldfish”. There is also a night aquarium planned with special late-night hours. Here are a few of the exhibitions that will be on display:
We’ve never seen an exhibition quite like this. The Nihonbashi Art Aquarium will be open from July 11 until September 23 at the Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall. Don’t miss this chance to view living art in the heart of Tokyo!
Nihonbashi Art Aquarium
Open: July 11 – September 23
Hours: Art Aquarium (11:00 – 19:00), Night Aquarium (19:00 – 23:30)
Entrance fee: Adults (1,000 yen), Children (600 yen), Under 3yo (free)
Location: Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall, Tokyo
Check out last year’s Art Aquarium in the video below!