ART AQUARIUM is coming to Kumamoto for the first time!
The theme of this winters Kumamoto exhibition is Revival
Boasting the largest area for an indoor exhibit in our history
with works that have never before been exhibited in Kyushu!
November 2 [SAT] – January 23, 2020 [MON]
Revival is the theme for the first ART AQUARIUM exhibition in Kumamoto.
The exhibition will be held at a scale never seen before in the Kumamoto-Jo Hall,
which boasts the largest area for an indoor exhibit in our history.
This is the second exhibition to be named ART AQUARIUM CASTLE
since the ART AQUARIUM CASTLE ~Kyoto, the Dance of Kingyo~
held at Kyoto's Nijo-jo Castle in 2014, 2015 and 2017, and the first with that name to be held indoors.
The exhibition will include works that have never before been exhibited in Kyushu, including Ceiling Kingyo.
Ceiling Kingyo revives an Edo period (1603-1868) legend of a wealthy merchant
who built a glass tank into his ceiling to watch the goldfish from below.
The work took five years to design.
We hope to bring you a new vision of ART AQUARIUM unlike anything you have experienced before.
The information on the artworks will be released sequentially
About the ART AQUARIUM 2019 exhibition
After many years of creating memories at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall,
this will be the last year at the venue.
We have displayed many works of art and taken on many new challenges at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall,
and we now approach the 9th exhibition to be held there.
One last time we ask all our past fans to come visit the venue as we put on the best ART AQUARIUM ever.
Although we had agreed with the mayor of Kumamoto to hold the exhibition at Kumamoto Castle,
the Kumamoto earthquake occurred immediately thereafter and we were not able to realize that plan.
Even as the wounds of that earthquake have yet to fully heal,
we want to do something to help with the rebuilding,
and so we are honored to be entrusted with a major part in the opening of Kumamoto-Jo Hall.
Kumamoto-Jo Hall will host the largest indoor exhibition area ever seen, ART AQUARIUM.
While taking that into consideration, and despite being an indoor exhibition,
we will take the name ART AQUARIUM CASTLE to express our best
wishes for the rebuilding of Kumamoto.
We will put on an event which lives up to that name,
so please take this opportunity to come visit Kumamoto.
ART AQUARIUM Artist: Hidetomo KIMURA
ART AQUARIUM 2019 [Official Promotional Video]
NIGHT AQUARIUM will be held during the exhibition
period in the same venue!
Each evening, NIGHT AQUARIUM will provide a captivating environment for adults to relax and
appreciate the works on display while enjoying drinks. It will be held in the same venue.
The opening hours for NIGHT AQUARIUM and other details
will be announced in the future
* 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.)
ART AQUARIUM CASTLE ~Kumamoto, Revival of Kingyo~ & Night Aquarium
|Period||｜||November 2 (fri), 2019 – January 13 (mon), 2020
* Closed on Tuesday, December 13th only
|Opening Hours||｜||Mon – Thursday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Last entrance 7:30 PM)
Friday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Last entrance 9:30 PM)
Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Last entrance 9:30 PM)
Sandays & Public holiday 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM (Last entrance 11:00 PM)
* For the final day of Monday, January 13th only: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Last entrance 4:30 PM)
* Taking picture of the artworks is allowed, but please refrain from using flash, tripod, monopod, selfie-stick,
(3-40, Sakuramachi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-city, Kumamoto)
Please click here
(Jump to Kumamoto-Jo Hall official site)
at the door
General: 1,200yen (16 years old and older)
Child: 800yen (15 years old and younger)
Under the age of 3: free of charge
* Child, 12 years old and younger, needs to be accompanied by a guardian.
|Organizer||｜||Kumamoto Asahi Broadcasting|
|Co-Organizer||｜||Kumamoto-Jo Hall Management Consortium|
|Endorsement||｜||Kumamoto City, Kumamoto City Board of Education|
|Support||｜||Kyushu Asahi Broadcasting, Kagoshima Broadcasting, Nagasaki culture telecasting,
Oita Asahi Broadcasting,
|Produce||｜||Hidetomo KIMURA (Art Aquarium Artist)|
|｜||ART AQUARIUM Executive Committee|
|Contact||｜||KAB Event Office: 096-359-9051 * in Japanese only
[Open during] Weekday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact by email from here
|Entrance Fee||General Ticket||Early Bird Discount Ticket|
(16 years old and older)
(15 years old and younger)
Tickets purchased through (eplus) will be subject to an additional 10% handling fee.
Early Bird Discount Ticket will be sold from 10/1/2018 (tue) until 11:59 PM on 11/1 (fri).
This ticket is valid from 11/2 (sat) until 1/13 (mon), 2020.
We will begin same-day Admission Ticket sales from 11/2 (sat).
We plan to sell several kinds of admission tickets,
beginning with discounted Early Bird Discount Ticket.
Details will be announced in the future