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OPENING AGAIN IN TOKYO NIHONBASHI THIS SUMMER!


 

First opening its exhibition in year 2011 when the famous Nihonbashi bridge celeberated the 100th anniversary,
this year will be the 5th time to hold “Art Aquarium Exhibition, Kingyo series” in Nihonbashi.

At this turning point year, based on original “novel imagination that goes beyond the precedent”,
using the newest direction such as lighting, projection, music, scent, etc., there will be many new artworks released.

It will be very new and with lot of surprises also to the ones who have been to Art Aquarium exhibitions in the past.
Please look forward to what will come up!

WORK INTRODUCTION


LotusriumNEW

It is solemn atmosphere aquarium of approximately 4 square meters with the motif “lotus” which is the flower for summer season word.
Lotus needs thick muddy water to make a big beautiful flower bloom, and despite overcoming difficult situation and difficulties to bloom,
it is a vain flower, scattered on the fourth day. The story overlaps with the vigor life of kingyo.
It is the artwork where you can feel the elegant and graceful world woven by “lotus” and “kingyo”
which are the symbol of beautiful but at the same time vain thing.

InfinitoriumNEW

Complex of total of 40 triangular prism aquarium, 2.4m in height and 4 meters in width,
it is a huge artwork that water runs down like a waterfall.
When kingyo swims inside the aquarium where the mirror effect happens,
principle of coupled mirror make it look as though the kingyo exist infinitely, making a mysterious artwork.

TemaririumNEW

It is a spherical body artwork with the motif of “temari” ball which is one of the toy that has been around in Japan since long ago.
It’s a masterpiece with the fusion of “iga-kumihimo”, traditional braiding craft, and aquarium.
Kingyo swimming inside will also become pattern of the colorful “temari” ball.

Performance of SuigiNEW

It is fusion of traditional and the newest entertainment.
Gorgeous performance just for ART AQUARIUM, realizing the totally new "Real Japan".
The traditional entertainment will become the highest quality art which you have never seen before.

RimpariumNEW

It is a grand artwork with the interactive projection mapping, size being 3.6m wide, 1.8m height, with the motif of “fusuma” which is a fitting used as a partition in a Japanese-style room.
The biggest features of this artwork is that the leading role of this interactive art is kingyo, and another characteristic is “tarashikomi”, RImpa’s technique, and “continuity” which is the characteristic of Rimpa drawing are adopted.
This is the world’s first trial to complete the interactive art, sensor catching the place of kingyo and tracing the path of where kingyo has moved, making the picture and sound matching that movement.
The track where kingyo swims, flowers and trees are drawn so the projection continues changing the picture on the “fusuma”.

Kaleidorium 3DNEW

It is artwork reproducing “Kaleidorium”, an extreme popularity work, as a hexahedron kaleidoscope three-dimensionally.
When kingyo swims in the aquarium lighted up in colorful illumination, each kingyo’s original pattern and the movement of the back fin
will look as though shining kaleidoscope view, spreading out the world of the eternal beauty.

Kingyo Collection

Kingyo is “live art” created by human hands.
The kingyo are displayed divided by its breed. None of the kingyo are the same by its color, pattern and the shape.
You are able to see the rare breed you cannot usually see.
Also, please enjoy the display technique bringing out the bewithching charm of kingyo.

Kikunoha (chrysanthemum leaf) - kanbun and Momiji (maple) - Wakin

This kimono was designed by Art Aquarium Artist, Hidetomo Kimura,
for Ms. Aya Ueto who was PR ambassador for Kyoto Art Aquarium Castle held las autumn.
It is a kimono which the highest traditional techniques of Kyoto is concentrated in.
The design is very autumn like, applied with kingyo called “Momiji (maple) - wakin” and Chrysanthemum pattern
which became popular during Edo Kanbun era.

Reflectrium No.3

It is a new artwork which put a concave lens, a convex lens, the double lens, and lens of the various vanity to an aquarium.
The fish swimming inside are sometimes seen big, seen small, seen double, seen deflected, bringing mysterious world.
The edgy structure beauty is also worthy of note.

Paradoxrium

It is an artwork with special structure with no vertical surface.
Aquarium tank is usually watching the underwater world through the vertical surface glass but here, there is none.
The impression you get looking from the distance and looking from close brings totally different result.
Using the mirror effect of the water, the fish swimming inside can be seen in many ways.

Giyamanrium

It is the new challenge of “Prisrium” aquarium which brings prism effect by the transparent polyhedron.
During the Edo Period, shining things like diamonds and glass were called “Giyaman” and that is where the title came from.

Earth Aquarium Japonism

Imaging the Earth, the aquarium has a diameter of 1.5m. Inside the sphere, colored carps swim around.
Having the highest unit of mass amongst all the pieces in the Art Aquarium, and with a mechanism of the sphere rotating,
it gives us a powerful impression. In the Earth Aquarium exhibition area, the space in made from sphere, round and circles.
Around the sphere shaped Earth Aquarium is the round shaped aquarium tanks big and small
which are placed in circle and popping out from the wall.
The earth, colored by nishiki-koi which is the beauty symbol of Japan, seen from the outer space is expressed.

Display Aquarium

It is an aquarium as interior where you can display your favorite items in the underwater world where fish swims.
With the special processing to make space inside the aquarium tank, you can display items as though they are floating in the water.
Of course, items are not really put inside the water so they will not get wet.

* An exhibition work, the exhibition fish seed have a case to change without a notice.

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NIGHT AQUARIUM

From 19:00, you will be able to watch the exhibition while enjoying the drinks sold inside the venue



For the Night Aquarium this summer, again, gorgeous artists and big name DJ will join us!

During the exhibition, after 19:00, Night Aquarium will be held in the same venue.
You can enjoy the artworks and sophisticated mature atomosphere with high entertainment quality while drinking.

You can enjoy the Art Aquarium original “Kingyo cocktail”, famous prestige Japanese sake “Dassai”,
and of course mojito, beer, etc.

On weekends, there will be special lives by gorgeous artists and DJ performance by the big name DJs.
Also, we are planning “Maiko night” inviting maiko from Gion Kyoto,
“Oiran Night” with the graceful dance by Rantaro Kojo, and much more!

 


* 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.)




Event Schedule


Please click the date for details, time-table and profile of the artists for each Night Aquarium.

LOUNGE STYLE
From Sun. – Fri., it will be relaxing lounge style with Art Aquarium original BGM.
We also have Night Aquarium original cocktails and snacks.

イベントSpecial Event: “MAIKO NIGHT”, “OIRAN NIGHT”, “SAMUARAI NIGHT” 21:30 – 23:30(last entrance 23:00)
To enter, you will need to buy special event ticket beforehand at Seven Ticket.
* Ticket sales will be only in Japanese.

On the day of special event, all visitors will be exchanged for the special event. The last entrance to the general
will be at 20:30, venue closing once at 21:00.


FEATURE NIGHT AQUARIUM !

Young Juvenile Youth
Young Juvenile Youth
KEN ISHII
KEN ISHII
Young Juvenile Youth
DJ DRAGON & iSSEi iSHiDA
KEN ISHII
80KIDZ

On September 9, from 19:00,
there will be a closed event.
Art Aquarium will close at 19:00, last entrance at 18:30.

EVENT OUTLINE

ECO EDO Nihonbashi
ART AQUARIUM 2015 ~Edo, Coolness of Kingyo~ & Night Aquarium


Period July 10, 2015 (fri) – Sep.23 (wed) / Open throughout the period
Opening Hours 11:00 – 23:30 (last entrance 23:00)

Art Aquarium 11:00 – 19:00   Night Aquarium 19:00 – 23:30

About “Special Event”

* Opening hours will differ on the day of the special event. Please be careful.
* When special event will take place, we will announce here at least 1 month prior to the event.

“MAIKO NIGHT” July 27 (mon) – 30 (thu)
“OIRAN NIGHT” Aug. 25 (tue) – 28 (fri), 30 (sun), 31 (mon)
“SAMURAI NIGHT” Sep.2 (wed)

General Entry 11:00 – 21:00 (last entrance 20:30) / Special Event 21:30 – 23:30 (last entrance 23:00)

* On the day of special event, all visitors will be exchanged for the special event.
To enter, you will need to buy special event exclusive ticket beforehand at Seven Ticket.
(For details on exclusive ticket, please click here)

On September 9 (wed.), from 19:00, there will be a closed event.
Art Aquarium will close at 19:00, last entrance at 18:30.

* Taking picture of the artworks is allowed, but please refrain from using flash, tripod, monopod, selfie-stck,
and taking video.
* From 19:00, you will be able to watch the exhibition while enjoying the drinks sold inside the venue.
Bringing in your own food and drink is prohibited. Ordering drinks is an option. (extra price, there is sale of alcohol)
* When changing to Night Aquarium at 18:00, there are no change of the entrance fee and no exchange of visitors inside.
* Special live events are scheduled during Night Aquarium on Saturday and day before holiday.
Details of Night Aquarium, please click here.
* After 22:00, under 20 years old are not allowed.
* There might be dates for closed event. Please check the website before coming to the exhibition.
* At the time of congestion, there will be access control. Thank you for your understanding.

Venue Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall
(COREDO Muromachi 1 5F [entrance 4F], 2-2-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi Chuou-ku, Tokyo)
ACCESS Please click here
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Entrance Fee
(tax inclusive)
At the door: Adult (13 years old and older) 1,000yen
Child (12 years old and younger) 600yen / 3 years old and younger is free of charge

* Child, 12 years old and younger, needs to be accompanied by a guardian.
Organizer H.I.D. INTERAQTICA
Support Meikyo “Nihonabshi” Preservation Society, Sailors for the Sea
Produce Hidetomo KIMURA (Art Aquarium Artist)
Planning & Produce
& Operation
Aquarium Creator’s Office
Contact 03-3270-2550 (10:30-20:00/Opening period, July 9 – Sept.23) * in Japanese only
Contact by email from here below

TICKET INFOMATION

Please contact hereunder for details and inquiry regarding the tickets

At the door: Adult (13 years old and older) 1,000yen
Child (12 years old and younger) 600yen / 3 years old and younger is free of charge

* Child, 12 years old and younger, needs to be accompanied by a guardian.


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