Art Aquarium combines illusory with an attractive water world that’s coloured with Japanese essence.
Following last year’s success, Art Aquarium has been taking place since July 11th and it runs until September 23rd in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
The beautiful event fascinated over 500,000 guests last year, and it’s back with new works that brings the feeling of a Japanese summer with it.
This special event is definitely more than your average aquarium. You can feel beauty of the water world created that includes over 5,000 goldfish, a beloved fish from the Edo era, along with the artistically crafted water tanks that are diversified with gorgeous illuminations.
This is an event that you must experience with all of your senses.
Additionally, guests can purchase alcoholic beverages and drink them at the venue while enjoying the exhibition after seven p.m.
Let me introduce some of the works of art to give you a taste of what the event is all about.
Most aquarium tanks have flat surfaces for people to easily watch the fish inside. But Pradoxrium contradicts the norm by having no vertical surface, so you can finally see all of the goldfishes from every point of view that you please.
Ohoku is the place inside of the Edo Castle, where the woman of the Shogun lived during the Edo period. Inside the Ohoku, the women would compete with each other for who was the most beautiful mistress according to the history books. This water tank was made to express this fascinating elegant competition.
Earth Aquarium Japonism
Standing at the centre of the exhibition, surrounded by small round water tanks, it overwhelms watchers with its size, being the largest tank in the exhibition. While gazing at the Earth Aquarium Japonism, you may feel as if you are tripping into the Galaxy.
This year’s Art Aquarium is one of Japan’s must see events, in its ability to highlight the Edo era’s beauty while combining it with high quality, modern Japanese art and design.