Tokyo Goldfish Wonderland
10 July – 31 August 2017
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.
◆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.
◆ 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.
◆ 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…
* Simultaneous exhibition: “Shigeru Mizuki x Sumida Aquarium: Water Yokai Tunnel” is held at “Jellyfish Kaleidoscope Tunnel” inside the Aquarium (15 July – 10 September
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