Upcoming in Kumamoto!
11/2, 2019 (sat) – 1/13, 2020 (mon)

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‘SPECIAL NIGHT’ 1 unveiled!
Appearing 11/15 (fri): TAKKYU ISHINO!
Every Saturday night is DJ Night! NIGHT AQUAQIUM

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(As of September, 2019)

“ART AQUARIUM” is coming to
Kumamoto for the first time!

The theme of this winter’s 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 13, 2020 [MON]

Ceiling Kingyo

“Ceiling Kingyo”

Super Oiran

“Super Oiran”


“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.

* An exhibition artwork and exhibition fish seed have a case to change without a notice.

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 TV

ART AQUARIUM official WEB TV

03.17.2019
ART AQUARIUM 2019 [Official Promotional Video]

NIGHT AQUARIUM

You will be able to enjoy the exhibition with drinks sold inside the venue after 5:00 PM

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At 5:00 PM every night of its run,
“ART AQUARIUM” becomes “NIGHT AQUARIUM” !
The spectacular “NIGHT AQUARIUM”
will play host to one-night-only ‘SPECIAL NIGHTS’ featuring top DJs,
as well as DJ Nights every Saturday,
and the special ‘Kyushu DJ Summit in Kumamoto’ event

About NIGHT AQUARIUM

Starting at 5:00 PM every night of ART AQUARIUM’s run in Kumamoto,
the venue will transform into “NIGHT AQUARIUM”, a laid-back, sophisticated ‘LOUNGE STYLE’ space.
Here, visitors can enjoy a drink as they take in the “ART AQUARIUM” exhibits,
backed by ART AQUARIUM’s original soundtrack (except on Saturdays and ‘SPECIAL NIGHTS’).

The ‘SPECIAL NIGHTS’ will feature one-night-only performances from top DJs.
A new DJ will also perform every Saturday night, with sets showcasing the local Kumamoto DJ scene,
and noted DJs from each of Kyushu's prefectures taking part in an event entitled ‘Kyushu DJ Summit in Kumamoto’.
“NIGHT AQUARIUM” will be the scene of vibrant and spectacularly entertaining Kumamoto nights.

Drinks will be available at the venue’s ‘KINGYO BAR’.
Offerings will include ART AQUARIUM’s ‘Exclusive Kingyo cocktail’, as well as beer, soft drinks, and more.

* January 13th, 2020 (the national holiday Monday and final day of “ART AQUARIUM”) excepted.

SPECIAL NIGHT AQUARIUM

* Standard admission fees will apply. Please be aware that a high turnout is expected.

EVENT SCHEDULE

  11  November
  12  December
  01, 2020  January

** The venue, artworks, and entrance fee are the same for “ART AQUARIUM”.
* 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.)

EVENT OUTLINE

Kumamoto Asahi Broadcasting 30th Anniversary
Anniversary for Opening of Kumamoto-Jo Hall

ART AQUARIUM CASTLE
~Kumamoto, Revival of Kingyo~ & NIGHT AQUARIUM

Period |  November 2 (sat), 2019 – January 13 (mon), 2020
* Closed on Tuesday, December 31st 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)
Sunday & Public holiday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Last entrance 7:30 PM)
* For the final day of Monday, January 13th only: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Last entrance 4:30 PM)

ART AQUARIUM 10:00 or 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM   NIGHT AQUARIUM is from 5:00 PM

* Taking picture of the artworks is allowed, but please refrain from using flash, tripod, monopod, selfie-stick,
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.
* You can enjoy the following exhibition of “NIGHT AQUARIUM”, also enjoy drink inside the venue at additional cost.
* When changing to “NIGHT AQUARIUM”, there are no change of the entrance fee and no exchange of visitors
inside.
* An exhibition artwork and exhibition fish seed have a case to change without a notice.
* At the time of congestion, there will be access control. Thank you for your understanding.

Venue Kumamoto-Jo Hall, Event & Exhibition Hall
(3-40, Sakuramachi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-city, Kumamoto)
ACCESS
Entrance Fee
at the door
(Tax incld.)
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.

Tickets that are just right for you, like value-priced ‘Early Bird Discount Ticket’,
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* For ticket information, please scroll down the page and check the “TICKET INFOMATION” section.

Organizer
Co-Organizer
Endorsement
Support
Produce Hidetomo KIMURA (ART AQUARIUM Artist)
Planning &
Produce &
Operation
ART AQUARIUM Executive Committee
Contact

TICKET INFOMATION

Entrance Fee Admission Ticket Early Bird Discount Ticket
General
(16 years old and older)
1,200yen 1,100yen
Child
(15 years old and younger)
800yen 700yen

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

‘Early Bird Discount Ticket’ will be sold from 10/21/2019 (mon) 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).
Until the final day of the event,
you can enter the venue after buying tickets at the venue ticket sales counters or other locations.

* Children under three get in free. children younger than 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Until the final day of the event, you can enter the venue after buying tickets at the venue ticket sales counters or other locations.
* 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 included.

Tickets that are just right for you,
like value-priced ‘Early Bird Discount Ticket’, now available for pre-order at eplus!

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On sale October 21 (mon)

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Early Bird Discount Ticket

Value-priced ‘Early Bird Discount Ticket’ are valid for entry until the end of the exhibition period

Valid Date November 2 (sat) – January 13 (mon), 2020
* Closed on Tuesday, December 31st only
Sales Period October 21 (mon) 10:00 AM – November 1 (fri) 11:59 PM
Price General 1,210yen (16 years old and older)
Child 770yen (15 years old and younger)
Children under three get in free
* Child, 12 years old and younger, needs to be accompanied by a guardian.
Number of tickets sold No limit
How to buy
Notes

* 10% charge included in ticket(s) price.
* 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.
* We cannot reissue the ticket once it’s issued. Tickets are all non-refundable. Please be careful.
* 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.

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Admission Tickets with 1 drink included
only for “NIGHT AQUARIUM”
Valid Date November 2 (sat) – January 13 (mon), 2020
Since it’s an ‘Admission Ticket’ for “NIGHT AQUARIUM” limited hours, it will be available
after 5:00 PM

* Closed on Tuesday, December 31st only.
* Cannot be used on the last day, January 13 (mon) because it ends at 5:00 PM.

Sales Period October 21 (mon) 10:00 AM – January 12 (sun), 2020 3:00 PM
Price General 1,760yen (with 1 drink, 20 years old and older)
* There are no Child Admission Tickets.
Number of tickets sold No limit
How to buy
Drink exchange area

You can exchange 1 drink with ‘1 Drink Ticket’.

Please exchange your drink with the ‘Drink Ticket’ at the ‘KINGYO BAR’ Counter inside the venue from hereunder.

Beer (small bottle), Sparkling wine (glass), Sake (glass), Smirnoff,
Soft drink (Coke, Ginger ale, Orange juice, Oolong tea, Mineral water)

* Exchange with the drink ticket, you can purchase other drinks other than above with 700yen discount
from the original price.

Notes

* 10% charge included in ticket(s) price.
* The venue, artworks, and entrance fee are the same for “ART AQUARIUM” and “NIGHT AQUARIUM”.
* Minors are prohibited by law from consuming alcohol. Visitors under the age of 20 as well as those
who have driven to the venue will not be permitted to use ‘Drink Ticket’, and will not be served alcohol.
* 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.
* We cannot reissue the ticket once it’s issued. Tickets are all non-refundable. Please be careful.
* 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.

On sale November 2 (sat)

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Admission Ticket

General ‘Admission Ticket’ you can use during the holding

Valid Date November 2 (sat) – January 13 (mon), 2020
* Closed on Tuesday, December 31st only
Sales Period November 2 (sat) 0:00 AM – January 13 (mon), 2020 3:00 PM
Price General 1,320yen (16 years old and older)
Child 880yen (15 years old and younger)
Children under three get in free
* Child, 12 years old and younger, needs to be accompanied by a guardian.
Number of tickets sold No limit
How to buy
Notes

* 10% charge included in ticket(s) price.
* 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.
* We cannot reissue the ticket once it’s issued. Tickets are all non-refundable. Please be careful.
* 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.

TICKET INQUIRIES