The theme of Nihonbashi ART AQUARIUM is “Edo ~Ryo of Kingyo~”.
We look back into the time when kingyo culture spread among the towns people during Edo period
and they enjoyed the refreshing coolness by looking at kingyo.
The concept of the venue is “hanamachi (fleshpot) of Edo”.
In the venue, artworks using edo-kiriko glasses and mysterious red-colored pillars, and etc.
bring extraordinary fantasy space.
For the numbers of kingyo swimming in the Nihonbashi venue,
we are expecting approximately 8,000 kingyos
which will greatly exceed the maximum number of kingyo in the past exhibitions which is 5,000.
As the main artwork for Nihonbashi venue, “Super Oiran” which is the progress of the huge Oiran series,
which are the main masterpiece of ART AQUARIUM, will newly appear.
“Super Oiran” consists of 15 aquarium tanks, one main huge kingyo bowl and 14 aquariums that surrounds it,
and is gorgeously colored up by the lighting and music.
The kingyo bowl has diameter and height of 2.5m, the total diameter of the whole artwork has diameter of 5.6m and height of 3.5m.
The water mass will be triple of the artwork “Oiran”.
In “Super Oiran”, the kingyo bowl expresses the world of fleshpot during Edo period
and how the courtesans lived and aimed the goal to become “oiran”, the number one in the district.
The aquariums that surround the kingyo bowl and the kingyos inside expresses the procession of courtesans.
Super Oiran“Oiran” which is the first artwork and also has been the leading artwork at ART AQUARIUM for the past 10 years, mesmerizing 6 million people has been reborn to spectacle artwork.
Art Aquarium is a new form of living (goldfish) combination art, with the exceptional use of water-tank, lighting, image and music.
Every night from 7pm, Art Aquarium changes into a “Night Aquarium”, where the event can be enjoyed with drinks. Serving our original “Goldfish” cocktail, mojito, beer and the Japanese Sake “Dassai”, a sake that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave to President Obama when he visited Japan.
Moreover, in the Night Aquarium, you can enjoy the Japanese traditional dance and play. During the weekends, top DJs and artists from both within and outside of Japan will be performing, changing the scenery to the latest club / lounge. Celebrating the 10th anniversary this summer with the Night Aquarium, and the first ever “Aquarium Fest”, we have the famous GORGON CITY as the opening headliner who has been storming the UK top chart with their electronic music.
Also DENKIGROOVE’s Takkyu Ishino and our world-class DJ, DJ KRUSH will be performing. In August we have TOWA TEI a music producer / DJ, and the“Eastern Techno God” KEN ISHII.
Stay tuned for the upcoming powerful lineup !
Over the past 10 years, Art Aquarium has created a living art, which not only in Japan but the world have ever seen. Exceeding the content and staging from previous years, an original atmosphere is created by a good blend of the latest music and Japanese traditional culture.
Come and experience the Night Aquarium where regardless of nationality, gender and age can be enjoyed.
Summer of 2016, in Nihonbashi, celebrating 10th Anniversary,
Night Aquarium will become aquarium festival for the first time !
Top DJs from Japan and overseas and Japanese traditional performing arts will be performed at the main stage in the venue !
Please do not take your eyes off from Night Aquarium this summer !
Night Aquarium Opening Headliners !
Every Thursday, how about spending relaxing refined night with the beautiful kingyo and prestige Japanese sake “Dassai”
which is popular at Tokyo Nihonbashi’s ART AQUARIUM ?
Dassai from Yamaguchi prefecture is Japanese sake which is very famous among Japanese sake lovers.
One of their sake,“Dassai 23”, with its rice milling of 23%
which is the highest milling of all commercial sake has been received very well around the world.
It has gorgeous aroma of melons and peaches, and elegant long finish.
At the Dassai bar in the venue, you can enjoy Dassai such as “Dassai Sparkling”.
For more details about Dassai, please check their official website of Facebook page.
From Sun – Fri, it will be relaxing lounge style with Art Aquarium original BGM.
We also have Night Aquarium original cocktails and snacks.
Every night from 19:00, Night Aquarium will take place in the same venue.
You can buy and enjoy the drink while looking at the artworks and the space will become high entertainment and sophisticated atmosphere.
We have ART AQUARIUM original “kingyo cocktail” and also the famous sake “Dassai”, mojito, beer, and etc.
On weekends, the DJ performance by top DJs from Japan and overseas will perform.
Also, we are planning Special Events where you can watch traditional Japanese performing arts.
* 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.)
|Period||｜||July 8, 2016 (fri) – September 25 (sun) / Open throughout the period|
|Time||｜||11:00 am – 11:30 pm (last entrance 11:00 pm)
Art Aquarium 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Night Aquarium 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
About “Special Event ”
Special Events, we all finished.
* Taking picture of the artworks is allowed, but please refrain from using flash, tripod, monopod, selfie-stck,
|Venue||｜||Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall
(COREDO Muromachi 1 5F [entrance 4F], 2-2-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi Chuou-ku, Tokyo)
|Access||｜||Please click here
(Jump to Google Map)
at the door
|｜||Adult: 1,000yen (13 years old and older)
Child: 600yen (12 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.
|Support||｜||Meikyo “Nihonbashi” Preservation Society, Sailors for the Sea|
|Produce||｜||Hidetomo KIMURA (Art Aquarium Artist)|
|Planning & Produce
|｜||Aquarium Creator’s Office|
|Contact||｜||Telephone inquiry has ended
[Open July 7 (thu) – Sept. 25 (sun) 10:30 am – 8:00 pm]
In English, please contact by email from here
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