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.
Super Oiran 1st 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.
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!
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)
Performance details will be announced in the future.
|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
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.
(Ninomaru Palace Garden, Garden in front of Kitchen, Kitchen)
|Access||｜||Please click here (jump to Nijo-jo Castle Official site)
* Take the Tozai Line Subway or City Bus to “Nijojo-mae” station.
at the door
|｜||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.
|Organizer||｜||Kyoto City, ART AQUARIUM CASTLE Committee|
|Planning & Produce||｜||Aquarium Creator’s Office|
|Produce||｜||Hidetomo KIMURA (ART AQUARIUM Artist)|
|Support||｜||World Cultural Heritage Community Partnerships Committee, Rekishi Kaido Promotional Council,
Sailors for the Sea
|Contact||｜||Telephone lines will be opened to inquiries starting September 1.
[Open: September 1 (fri) – December 12 (tue)]
Contact by email from here
|Entrance Fee||General ticket|
(13 years old and older)
(12 years old and younger)
[Seven Ticket Call Center]
0077-787-711（Open 365 days 8:00–23:00）
We cannot receive ticket orders on the phone.