ECO EDO Nihonbashi Art Aquarium 2019
5 July – 23 September 2019
Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall
The “Art Aquarium” is a delightful exhibition with installations using goldfish in illuminated aquariums.
Produced by a Japanese artist Hidetomo Kimura, this brilliant show blending art, traditional crafts, design and entertainment has drawn millions of paying visitors over the years.
For the 2019 edition, the show will be held at Nihonbashi in central Tokyo and also for the first time, at Kumamoto in Kyushu, the main southern island of Japan.
Art Aquarium 2019
In Edo (premodern Tokyo), goldfish became popular among town dwellers as a symbol of summer. It felt like cooling off in the heat to look at goldfish swimming in a fish bowl.
The 2019 show will revive the old tradition in contemporary times, in a most amazing artistic setting.
◆ Last show at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall
This will be the final exhibition to be held at this Tokyo exhibition hall, which has served as the venue for the show in the Japanese capital since the first edition held in 2011.
More than 10,000 goldfish and most amazing works of Art Aquarium already displayed will be part of the show’s grand finale at the hall.
◆ Night Aquarium
In the evening after 7 pm, the glittering place will transform into a night lounge with DJs, live music and special shows, which include Japanese traditional performing arts such as Noh Theater, Kyogen, and dance by Geiko.
If you like, watch the artistic fish tanks and shows, while sipping a glass of sake (*drink fees extra).
There will be no extra charge for the Night Aquarium (*except for certain special events).
◆ Art Aquarium Summer Festival
Every weekend*, Fukutoku-no-mori, the adjacent outdoor space, will offer a bit of Japanese summer festival ambiance. Join the “bon odori” dance for free.
【Period】 20 July – 1 September 2019*
(Bon-odori dance: on Sat & Sun from 27 September)
【Time】Bon Odori: (Part 1) 5:30 – 6 :15 pm; (Part 2) 7 – 7 :45 pm
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