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  • Shigeru Mizuki × Sumida Aquarium: Aquatic Yokai Tunnel

    15 July – 10 September 2017
    Sumida Aquarium

    Summer has come. It’s time to cool down, by visiting a spooky place.

    Jellyfish Kaleidoscope Tunnel” at the Sumida Aquarium will be transformed into a mini-horror house during the hot season. The dimly lit tunnel will be haunted by yokai (monsters, ghosts and eerie spirits alike that inhabit the world of Japanese folklore), drawn by the late manga artist Shigeru Mizuki. He is worldly known, above all, for his “GeGeGe no Kitaro” series about a ghost boy named Kitaro that fights yokai.

    © Mizuki Production

    ◆ Jellyfish Kaleidoscope Tunnel haunted by Mizuki Shigeru’s yokai

    Jellyfish Kaleidoscope Tunnel is a 50-meter corridor with a jellyfish aquarium, surrounded by 5,000 mirror pieces. There, illuminated by pale lights, jellyfish drift as though they are balls of pale fire floating off the dead, which are said to be seen in graveyards at night.

    © Mizuki Production

    Inside the aquarium and on the mirrored walls, nine kinds of scary aquatic yokai, from “kappa” to “goldfish ghosts”, drawn by Shigeru Mizuki will appear. In near darkness, the sound of water dripping and the scent of summer night fill the air. These make the place even spookier…

    The goldfish ghosts drawn by Shigeru Mizuki

    ◆ “GeGeGe no Kitaro” selfie booth

    After a visit at the yokai tunnel, take a snapshot with the famed characters of GeGeGe no Kitaro. A yokai, not seen with the eyes, will materialize by a flashlight.

    © Mizuki Production

    ◆ Parfait sporting the Eyeball of Kitaro’s dad

    Kitaro’s father (Medama Oyaji) is a ghost with an eyeball for a head. To continue the visit of Mizuki’s yokai world, how about devouring an Eyeball Parfait? This refreshing summer sweet is a milk pudding with strawberry sauce, topped with berries, soft serve ice cream and an Eyeball made of marshmallow. 500 yen at Penguin Café.

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

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