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  • Tokyo Goldfish Wonderland

    10 July – 31 August 2017
    Sumida Aquarium

    In some countries goldfish marks spring’s start. In Japan it is a symbol of summer. It feels refreshing to see these pretty creatures swimming in the water.

    This summer, the “Edo-rium”, a 100-meter long goldfish display area at Sumida Aquarium, will be turned into “Tokyo Goldfish Wonderland”. A variety of goldfish in different shades and forms swim in the aquarium. The corridor will be lit with some 150 pretty-shaped goldfish lanterns. Also, elaborately crafted goldfish lollipops will be exhibited.

    Tokyo Goldfish Wonderland at Sumida Aquarium (amuzen article)

    ◆Approximately 1,000 goldfish of 20 varieties on display

    In the aquarium, meet goldfish of various colors and shapes, such as Wakin, Ryukin, Ranchu, Edo-nishiki, Azuma-nishiki, Butterfly tail, Tancho, Pearlscale, Celestial Eye and Bubble Eye.

    Tokyo Goldfish Wonderland at Sumida Aquarium (amuzen article)

    ◆ 150 goldfish lanterns

    The Edo-rium will be decorated with some 150 merry-looking goldfish lanterns, created by craftsmen of Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. This illumination has been made possible in cooperation with the “Wa-no-Akari” (Japanese Lighting) exhibition held at Hyakudan-kaidan (“One-hundred Step Staircase”) (Hotel Gajoen Tokyo, 1 July – 27 August), where the goldfish lanterns are found among other exhibits.

    Tokyo Goldfish Wonderland at Sumida Aquarium (amuzen article)

    ◆ Craft candy goldfish

    Ten kinds of goldfish made of candy, almost too beautiful to eat, will also be displayed. “Ame-shin”, a shop specializing in artisanal candy art in Asakusa, crafted the masterpieces for the event. Find amazing candy goldfish such as Wakin, Ryukin, Tancho, Telescope, Bubble Eye and Pearlscale…

    Tokyo Goldfish Wonderland at Sumida Aquarium (amuzen article)
    Tokyo Goldfish Wonderland at Sumida Aquarium (amuzen article)

    * Simultaneous exhibition: “Shigeru Mizuki x Sumida Aquarium: Water Yokai Tunnelis held at Jellyfish Kaleidoscope Tunnel” inside the Aquarium (15 July – 10 September

* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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