On now in Hakata, Fukuoka
3/16, 2018 (fri) – 5/16 (wed)

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DJ performances
Saturday nights & before holidays!

NIGHT AQUAQIUM

2018’S FIRST EDITION OF ART AQUARIUM IS SET TO BE HELD
IN HAKATA, FUKUOKA!! 8.1 MILLION PAID SPECTATORS AND COUNTING! STILL EVOLVING AND CAPTIVATING PEOPLE ACROSS JAPAN, THE FASCINATING WORLD OF HIDETOMO KIMURA’S ART AQUARIUM, INCLUDING ITS MUCH-DISCUSSED WORKS, IS SET TO UNFOLD IN KYUSHU! March 16 (fri) – May 16 (wed)


ART AQUARIUM, the headline-grabbing exhibition that continues to amaze all of Japan,
is set to re-emerge in Hakata, bigger and better than ever before, with a procession of new,
first-ever works, and even more vibrant, dazzling performances!

This exhibition highlights the culture surrounding goldfish (kingyo),
which is rooted in the Japanese way of life and is well known to the people of Japan today.
It first blossomed in the Edo period (1603-1868).
This aquatic art exhibition combines an aquarium designed around a motif of “wa” (meaning both “peace” and “Japan”)
with cutting-edge production technology, including light and video.
Here, the goldfish are the performers. Ranging from those seen often at events such as festivals,
to rarely-seen, prized varieties, they will put on a vividly colorful, living pageant.

This entirely new kind of space, which stimulates all five senses,
is created by the man who was the first to combine “aquarium” with “art”: the ART AQUARIUM Artist, Hidetomo KIMURA.

Beginning with this exhibition, with the Japan-wide “ART AQUARIUM: kingyo Series”,
the fascinating world of Hidetomo KIMURA,
which has attracted record-setting crowds wherever it has appeared, such as at SKY AQUARIUM in Roppongi Hills,
will heat up the Hakata spring in dazzling fashion.

WORK INTRODUCTION


Venue imageKyushu 1st appearance

 

TamateriumKyushu 1st appearance

An art aquarium in the theme of the Tamatebako from the fable of Urashima Taro.
A luxury piece featuring a Tamatebako crafted from thick acrylic and adorned with Kanazawa gilt.
All of it applied using 24 karat gold, usually not used in such gilt.
Water has been sealed inside using special construction, providing a wonderful portrayal of the boundary between our world and the world beneath the waves when the piece is viewed from above.

Tokogake Goldfish OrnamentKyushu 1st appearance

A hanging scroll art aquarium that melds the movements and likenesses of living goldfish.
In this piece, imbued with the wabi-sabi aesthetic, a black goldfish swims across a sumi-e painting built on key tones of black and white. Enhanced with audio effects.

KirikoriumKyushu 1st appearance

Artwork usind Edo-kiriko which is the traditional craftwork from Edo period.
Making use of the characteristic of Edo-kiriko cut glass technology, kingyos look mysterious and beautiful when looking from above and the side.
Beneath part is made by acrylic, the modern craftwork, imitating the Edo-kiriko.
The ancient and modern craftwork technology Japan is proud of have collaborated to bring out elegant beauty to the artwork.

Super OiranKyushu 1st appearance

“Oiran” which is the first artwork and also has been the leading artwork at ART AQUARIUM for the past 10 years, mesmerizing 6 million people has been reborn to spectacle artwork.
It is world’s biggest kingyo bowl and having “super” in its name, it is a very special artwork. In “Super Oiran”, about 3,000 kingyos will be swimming inside compared to 1,000 in “Oiran”.
With lighting in seven colors and projection effect, it will become the greatest Oiran just suitable for the ART AQUARIUM 10th anniversary.

Temaririum

It is sphere shaped artwork with the motif “temari”, which is one of the traditional Japanese toys.
The pretty colorful patterns which is characteristic of temari is expressed by traditional braiding craft “iga-kumihimo” and kingyo swimming inside.
It is perfect fusion of traditional craftwork and aquarium.

Kutani Goldfish ExhibitionKyushu 1st appearance

An art aquarium crafted through the traditional Japanese art of Kutani porcelain.
Adorned with goldfish designs applied using the three foundational Kutani techiniques: Kutani blue, akae red, and hanatsume pink.
With this luxury piece, you'll be able to take goldfish that seem real enough to appear in a real exhibition from the top, while the sides will allow you to enjoy a brilliantly colorful world of goldfish adorning the Kutani porcelain.

Show of Kingyo

Kingyo was originally looked at from above.
In the present, the main stream of aquarium tank is to be observed from the side but at kingyo fair, it is still judged by looking from above.
Because the circle shaped tank does not have air bubbles nor waves on water surface, it is most suitable for appreciation.
The water overflows evenly from the top to the side so you feel as though you are looking at kingyo which is in the scoop of water mass.

Andonrium

From the goldfish swimming inside and the graphic made from the lace on the side,
it creates the complex shadow that continuously changes which brings out the new attractiveness of the goldfish.
Motif being “andon” whichis the traditional Japanese light, it can be said this work is the compilation of the thought, lighting by aquarium.

Bonborium

Bonborium The series that likened an aquarium to illumination.
A work reflecting the image of a “bonbori” (traditional Japanese light) which is familiar in Japan from the Edo era to the present.
The attractiveness bonbori has is emphasized.
Please enjoy the collaboration of kingyo lighted with an abstracted air and the slowly changing light.

Prisrium F.12

It is unique polyhedron aquarium, refraction effect bringing magical sight.
Huge 12-sided polyhedron shines like diamonds and these works are more than aquarium tank and it shows beautiful art form.
The fish that swims inside can be seen sometimes big, sometimes small, sometimes crooked because of the refraction effect and you can enjoy the mischievous sight.
Swarm of the fish inside the tank and image projected instead of lighting reflect diffusely inside the tank bringing prism effect.
The beautifulness of the tank is highlighted in this artwork and is the original of the Prism genre artworks.

Prisrium F.18

It is unique polyhedron aquarium, refraction effect bringing magical sight.
Huge 18-sided polyhedron shines like diamonds and these works are more than aquarium tank and it shows beautiful art form.
The fish that swims inside can be seen sometimes big, sometimes small, sometimes crooked because of the refraction effect and you can enjoy the mischievous sight.
Swarm of the fish inside the tank and image projected instead of lighting reflect diffusely inside the tank bringing prism effect.
The beautifulness of the tank is highlighted in this artwork and is the original of the Prism genre artworks.

* An exhibition work, the exhibition fish seed have a case to change without a notice.

KINGYO Cafe

KINGYO Cappuccino イメージ

At “KINGYO Cafe”, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM, you can enjoy a moment of tranquility after your visit to ART AQUARIUM.

* Prior to 6:00 PM, bringing drinks into the ART AQUARIUM exhibition venue is not permitted.
Beverages will be offered in the foyer (the aisle in front of “KINGYO Cafe”) only.

12:00 noon – 5:00 PM Limited

KINGYO Cappuccino 600yen
(Four latte art designs will be available for you to choose from.)

NIGHT AQUARIUM

From 6:00 PM, you will be able to watch the exhibition
while enjoying the drinks sold inside the venue

ナイトアクアリウム イメージ

During the exhibition period, beginning every night at 6:00 PM,
the venue hosts NIGHT AQUARIUM!
Golden Week here will be known as
“NIGHT AQUARIUM Kyushu Summit in Hakata”

NIGHT AQUARIUM is a sophisticated space with outstanding entertainment value,
where you can view works of art at a relaxed pace within the ART AQUARIUM exhibition venue while enjoying a drink,
starting at 6:00 PM.

Among the beverages on offer at the “KINGYO Bar” are: “AMAOU RANCHU (*1),
a Kingyo Cocktail exclusive to NIGHT AQUARIUM; Japanese sake “Dassai”, beer, wine, soft drinks, and more!

あまおうらんちゅう イメージ
Hakata Limited

AMAOU RANCHU 1,200yen
AMAOU RANCHU Non alcohol 1,000yen

Saturdays and days before holidays will feature performances from some of the hottest DJs in Kyushu!
On March 17 (sat), for the first weekend of the exhibition,
we have invited the techno god KEN ISHII
to help make this a spectacular opening.
What's more, Golden Week (Japan's May holiday period) here will be known as “NIGHT AQUARIUM Kyushu Summit in Hakata”.
This event will encompass a wide swath of Kyushu, including Fukuoka.
In time with the arrival of spring, celebrated DJs from all of these prefectures will bring brilliant colors to the Hakata night.

*1: Sweet King Strawberry cocktail

FEATURE NIGHT AQUARIUM

EVENT SCHEDULE

  03  March
  04  April
  05  May

LOUNGE STYLE

Mondays to Thursdays and March 21 (wed), April 30 (mon) during this period, we create a sophisticated, comfortable, lounge-style space where you can enjoy a drink while viewing art at a relaxed pace, with an original ART AQUARIUM soundtrack in the background.
LOUNGE STYLE image

* The venue and displayed artworks are the same as daytime.
* Same admission fee as daytime, no change of the entrance fee and no exchange of visitors inside.
* Bringing in your own food and drink is prohibited. Ordering drinks is an option. (additional price, there is sale of alcohol.)
* Performers might change without prior notice due to some cause. We are not able to refund you for the ticket. Thank you for your understandings.

EVENT OUTLINE

JR HAKATA CITY 7th ANNIVERSARY
ART AQUARIUM 2018 ~HAKATA, Matsuri of Kingyo~ & Night Aquarium
Period March 16, 2018 (fri) – May 16 (wed) / Open throughout the period
Opening Hours Mon – Thu, Sun & March 21 (wed), April 30 (mon) / 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM (last entrance 8:30 PM)
Fri & Sat, March 20 (tue), April 28 (sat) & 29 (sun), May 2 (wed) – 6 (sun) / 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (last entrance 9:30 PM)

ART AQUARIUM 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM   NIGHT AQUARIUM is from 6:00 PM

* Taking picture of the artworks is allowed, but please refrain from using flash, tripod, monopod, selfie-stck,
and taking video.
* Because of the display method of the artworks, the venue is dark inside.
Please note that a part of the exhibit is difficult to access by wheelchair, so you may be unable to see the pieces up close.
* After 6:00 PM, you can enjoy drink inside the venue at additional cost.
If you are in the venue at 6:00 PM, you can also enjoy the following exhibition of NIGHT AQUARIUM.
* When changing to NIGHT AQUARIUM at 6:00 PM, there are no change of the entrance fee and no exchange of visitors inside.
* We will be putting on DJ sets after 7:00 PM on Saturdays and days prior to a public holiday at the NIGHT AQUARIUM.
* Displayed artworks and fish might change without notice.
* At the time of congestion, there will be access control. Thank you for your understanding.

Venue JR Kyushu Hall
(JR HAKATA CITY 9F, 1-1Hakataekichuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka)
ACCESS
Entrance Fee
at the door
(Tax incld.)
Adult: 1,000yen (high school students and above)
Elementary & Junior high school students: 600yen
preschool age childrens: admission is free (Must be accompanied by an adult. Up to 2 children per adult)

* Individuals with handicap credentials along with 1 escort are eligible for Advance Ticket prices.
Please show proper credentials (no copies) at the entrance.
Individuals who don't show credentials are subject to regular admission prices.
* Child, 12 years old and younger, needs to be accompanied by a guardian.

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Organizer ART AQUARIUM Hakata Executive Committee
Support Kumamoto Broadcasting, Nagasaki Broadcasting, Oita Broadcasting System,
Television Yamaguchi Broadcasting Systems, Miyazaki Broadcasting, Minaminihon Broadcasting, FM Fukuoka
Special Cooperation JR HAKATA CITY
Produce Hidetomo KIMURA (Art Aquarium Artist)
Planning &
Produce &
Operation
Aquarium Creator’s Office
Contact

TICKET INFOMATION

Ticket pre-orders of all sorts, now available!

Entrance Fee Admission Ticket Advance Ticket
Adult
(high school students and above)
1,000yen 900yen
Elementary &
Junior high school students
600yen 500yen

Tickets purchased through eplus logo(eplus) & Rakuten Ticket logo (Rakuten Ticket)
will be subject to an additional 10% handling fee.

* Admission is free for preschool age children. (Must be accompanied by an adult. Up to 2 children per adult.)
Child, 12 years old and younger, needs to be accompanied by a guardian.
* Individuals with handicap credentials along with 1 escort are eligible for Advance Ticket prices.
Please show proper credentials (no copies) at the entrance.
Individuals who don't show credentials are subject to regular admission prices.
* We will begin same-day Admission Ticket sales from 3/16 (fri).
Until the final day of the event, you can enter the venue after buying tickets at the venue ticket sales counters or other locations.

* Advance Ticket will be sold from 2/10 (sat) until 11:59 PM on 3/15 (tue).
Tickets are valid while the event is ongoing. [3/16 (fri) – 5/16 (wed)]

* All the tickets are non-refundable.
* At the time of congestion, there will be entry control and we kindly ask you to wait in the waiting line for entry.
Thank you for your understanding.
* Tax incld.

Tickets that are just right for you,
now available for pre-order at ‘eplus’ & ‘Rakuten Ticket’ !

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About [Priority Entry]
These tickets enable you to enter the venue even when admission limits are in effect, without having to wait in the standby line.
If your ticket does not say [Priority Entry], please be aware that you may need to wait to enter the venue during busy times.
Admission Ticket

“Admission Ticket” you can use during the opening

Valid Date March 16, 2018 (fri) – May 16 (wed) / Open throughout the period
Sales Period March 16 (fri) – May 16 (wed) 5:00 PM
Price Adult 1,100yen (high school students and above)
Elementary & Junior high school students 660yen
Preschool age childrens Admission is Free (Must be accompanied by an adult. Up to 2 children per adult.)
Number of tickets sold No limit
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Advance Ticket

Bargain-priced “Advance Tickets” are valid for entry until the end of the event

Valid Date March 16, 2018 (fri) – May 16 (wed) / Open throughout the period
Sales Period February 28 (wed) 10:00 AM – May 15 (thu) 11:59 PM
Price Adult 990yen (high school students and above)
Elementary & Junior high school students 550yen
Preschool age childrens Admission is Free (Must be accompanied by an adult. Up to 2 children per adult.)
Number of tickets sold No limit
Notes * Child, 12 years old and younger, needs to be accompanied by a guardian.
* 10% charge included in ticket(s) price.
* We cannot reissue the ticket once it’s issued. Tickets are all non-refundable. Please be careful.
* Because of the display method of the artworks, the venue is dark inside. Please note that a part of the exhibit is
difficult to access by wheelchair, so you may be unable to see the pieces up close.
* Please note that if the venue is congested, admission will be restricted, and you may be asked to line up to wait
for entry.
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