Nijo-Jo Castle,
Kyoto, held decision!
October 25 (wed) – December 11 (mon)
EVENT OUTLINE
We will be offering tickets
suited to a range of purposes!
Details to come
TICKET INFORMATION
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2 YEARS SINCE ITS LAST INSTALLMENT IN 2015,ART AQUARIUM, A WORLD OF JAPANESE ART, IS BACK & BIGGER THAN EVER! “SUPER OIRAN”, THE LARGEST WORK IN THE HISTORY OF ART AQUARIUM, APPEARS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN WESTERN JAPAN!

A record-breaking 7.3 million visitors! ART AQUARIUM,
the exhibit that wowed Japan, returns after two years to light up the Kyoto night!

The ART AQUARIUM CASTLE is the only outdoor installation at this exhibit and presents a work of a massive scale.

Nijo-jo Castle, the former imperial villa with a history of over 400 years,
will be specially opened up at night to allow rare access to the Ninomaru Palace Garden,
Old Chef’s Quarters, and garden in front of the Chef’s Quarters, three solemn spaces seldom open to the public.
It is here that the ART AQUARIUM: World of Japanese Art exhibit,
with beautiful Japanese goldfish and colored carp, along with traditional Kyoto crafts like kimono,
will transform things into a new art experience.
This is the essence of Japanese beauty and a vision of the future.

Appearing for the first time in two years, this exhibit brings “Super Oiran”,
the largest artwork in ART AQUARIUM’s history, to western Japan for the first time in what is an event
that is bigger and better than ever before.

The Garden in Front of Kitchen space will also play host to the Night Festival Bar and Tea Ceremony Space.
The festive mood is enhanced with gorgeous paper lanterns,
and the Night Festival Bar will serve local Kyoto brews and pickled foods,
with the Tea Ceremony Space serving Kyoto tea and Japanese sweets from noted shops.

Prepare for a dazzling, brand new castle festival to burn the midnight oil of autumn’s long nights.

The information on the artworks & events will be released sequentially.

WORK INTRODUCTION


Super Oiran1st appearance in western Japan

This massive artwork is the culmination of the Oiran series and celebrates the 10th anniversary of ART AQUARIUM!
Oiran, the first installment of ART AQUARIUM that has held pride of place in the exhibit for ten years and wowed six million people, has now been revamped to an almost unimaginable scale.
Befitting the name of “Super,” this piece is the world’s largest goldfish bowl and conveys the spiritual beauty of a god destined to become the talk of legend and a jaw-dropping sense of size.
This new and stunning artwork features 3,000 goldfish swimming vividly about a bowl and surpasses the previous Oiran work with the addition of 1,000 fish.
Illuminated with lighting in seven colors and video effects enhancing the sublimity of the occasion, this is truly the pinnacle in the Oiran series and will stun all who view it.

* There will be many other artworks displayed.

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07.12.2017
Promotional Film from ART AQUARIUM 2017 Press Preview, May 24th
On May 24th, a press preview event offering an overview of ART AQUARIUM 2017 was held
at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
We are now streaming the promotional film that was shown at the venue that day!

アートアクアリウム城 特別公演“金魚の舞”

A nightly invitation to a world of dreams, where a magnificent dance unfolds

On the heels of his performance in Nihonbashi, Tokyo,
Gekidan Kojyo theater troupe star Rantaro KOJYO is set to appear here!

November 1st (wed) – December 10th (sun)
Suspending performance Date: November 17th (fri)
6:00 PM / 7:00 PM / 8:00 PM / 9:00 PM (4 performances in total)

荒城蘭太郎による「花魁の舞」公演イメージ

Performance image

Performance details will be announced in the future.

Rantaro KOJYO
荒城蘭太郎

EVENT OUTLINE

Taisei Hokan 150th anniversary
ART AQUARIUM CASTLE ~Kyoto, the Dance of Kingyo~

Period October 25, 2017 (wed) – December 11 (mon) / Open throughout the period

* Rain or shine. However, please note that In case of severe weather warning, the exhibition may close.

Opening Hours 17:00 – 22:00 (last admission 21:30)

* Note that the starting hours for general admission
on the first day of the exhibit (October 25) may be subject to change.

* 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.
* Displayed artworks and fish might change without notice.
* At the time of congestion, there will be access control. Thank you for your understanding.

Venue Nijo-jo Castle
(Ninomaru Palace Garden, Garden in front of Kitchen, Kitchen)
Access
Entrance Fee
at the door
(Tax incld.)
General: 1,500yen (13 years old and older)
Child: 1,000yen (12 years old and younger, 4 years old and older)
3 years old and younger is free of charge

* Please note that there are areas which are difficult to access or to see in wheelcharis.
* A guardian must accompany children of elementary school level and younger.

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TICKET INFOMATION

Please contact hereunder for details and inquiry regarding the tickets

Entrance Fee General ticket
General
(13 years old and older)
1,500yen
Child
(12 years old and younger)
1,000yen
* 3 years old and younger is free of charge. Child, 12 years old and younger, needs to be accompanied by a guardian.
* General ticket sold at the venue will start from Oct. 25 (wed). Until the opening of the exhibition, you can purchase the tickets at Seven Ticket.
* Seven Ticket sales will be only in Japanese.
* 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.
Contact on the tickets

[Seven Ticket Call Center]
0077-787-711(Open 365 days 8:00–23:00)
We cannot receive ticket orders on the phone.