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.
Venue image Kyushu 1st appearance
Tamaterium Kyushu 1st appearanceAn art aquarium in the theme of the Tamatebako from the fable of Urashima Taro.
Tokogake Goldfish Ornament Kyushu 1st appearanceA hanging scroll art aquarium that melds the movements and likenesses of living goldfish.
Kirikorium Kyushu 1st appearanceArtwork usind Edo-kiriko which is the traditional craftwork from Edo period.
Super Oiran Kyushu 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.
TemaririumIt is sphere shaped artwork with the motif “temari”, which is one of the traditional Japanese toys.
Kutani Goldfish Exhibition Kyushu 1st appearanceAn art aquarium crafted through the traditional Japanese art of Kutani porcelain.
Show of KingyoKingyo was originally looked at from above.
AndonriumFrom the goldfish swimming inside and the graphic made from the lace on the side,
BonboriumBonborium The series that likened an aquarium to illumination.
Prisrium F.12It is unique polyhedron aquarium, refraction effect bringing magical sight.
Prisrium F.18It is unique polyhedron aquarium, refraction effect bringing magical sight.
* An exhibition work, the exhibition fish seed have a case to change without a notice.
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.
KINGYO Cappuccino 600yen
(Four latte art designs will be available for you to choose from.)
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!
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
* 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.
|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,
|Venue||｜||JR Kyushu Hall
(JR HAKATA CITY 9F, 1-1Hakataekichuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka)
Please click here
(jump to JR HAKATA CITY Official “Access” page)
* directly connected to Hakata Station.
at the door
|｜||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.
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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)|
|｜||Aquarium Creator’s Office|
|Contact||｜||ART AQUARIUM Hakata Executive Committee: 092-714-0159 * in Japanese only
[Open: Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM / Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM]
Contact by email from here
|Entrance Fee||Admission Ticket||Advance Ticket|
(high school students and above)
Junior high school students
Tickets purchased through (eplus) & (Rakuten Ticket)
will be subject to an additional 10% handling fee.