On now in Nihonbashi, Tokyo
July 7, 2017 (fri) – Sept. 24 (sun)
EVENT OUTLINE
General admission &
Special Event tickets
available now!
TICKET INFORMATION
Top artists, entertainers,
& traditional performers appear at
Palace of the Dragon King Festival!
NIGHT AQUAQIUM
ECOEDO日本橋2017 Special site

THE FIRST ART AQUARIUM FOR YEAR 2016 WILL BE IN HAKATA, FUKUOKA AFTER 2 YEARS INTERVAL !

The theme for the Nihonbashi venue is Old Edo: The Refreshing Cool of Goldfish.
Goldfish were a deep-rooted part of commoner culture in Nihonbashi during the Edo period,
and the culture of watching goldfish swim as a means of “feeling cool” is alive and well in the present.
The venue is styled after the “Palace of the Dragon King.”

“Tamaterium”, a new work inspired by the story of the Urashima Taro treasure chest,
will appear for the first time, creating an aquatic Japanese world with an enchanting feel out of the everyday.

Noted figures appearing at the Nihonbashi venue will be joined by an aquatic world of 8,000 fish, among them goldfish,
creating a Palace of the Dragon King experience as only ART AQUARIUM can.

WORK INTRODUCTION


Kutani Goldfish ExhibitionN E W

An art aquarium crafted through the traditional Japanese art of Kutani porcelain.
Adorned with goldfish designs applied using the three foundational Kutani techiniques: Kutani blue, akae red, and hanatsume pink.
With this luxury piece, you'll be able to take goldfish that seem real enough to appear in a real exhibition from the top, while the sides will allow you to enjoy a brilliantly colorful world of goldfish adorning the Kutani porcelain.

Kutani Goldfish ExhibitionN E W

 

Kirikorium

Artwork usind Edo-kiriko which is the traditional craftwork from Edo period.
Making use of the characteristic of Edo-kiriko cut glass technology, kingyos look mysterious and beautiful when looking from above and the side.
Beneath part is made by acrylic, the modern craftwork, imitating the Edo-kiriko.
The ancient and modern craftwork technology Japan is proud of have collaborated to bring out elegant beauty to the artwork.

Venue Concept ‘Palace of the Dragon King’N E W

 

Dragon Palace Four Seasons Hanging ScrollN E W

Longfin goldfish that call to mind Lady Otohime flit and dance though the waters of this vertical aquarium, projected with the image of a Dragon Palace, while in the ocean waters of the aquarium's foreground, a coral reef unfolds.
The images on the upper part of this aquarium, projected with the world of the Dragon Palace, reflect the passage of time in the real world.

TamateriumN E W

An art aquarium in the theme of the Tamatebako from the fable of Urashima Taro.
A luxury piece featuring a Tamatebako crafted from thick acrylic and adorned with Kanazawa gilt.
All of it applied using 24 karat gold, usually not used in such gilt.
Water has been sealed inside using special construction, providing a wonderful portrayal of the boundary between our world and the world beneath the waves when the piece is viewed from above.

Tokogake Goldfish OrnamentN E W

A hanging scroll art aquarium that melds the movements and likenesses of living goldfish.
In this piece, imbued with the wabi-sabi aesthetic, a black goldfish swims across a sumi-e painting built on key tones of black and white. Enhanced with audio effects.

* There will be many other artworks displayed.

SNS

07.12.2017 NEW
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!

NIGHT AQUARIUM

From 7:00 PM, you will be able to watch the exhibition
while enjoying the drinks sold inside the venue

NIGHT AQUARIUM image

About NIGHT AQUARIUM

Another side of ART AQUARIUM, NIGHT AQUARIUM starts every evening at 7:00 PM.
The daytime exhibition undergoes a complete transformation, as the lighting and sound direction change over to night mode.

Inside the venue, you can take your time and enjoy the displays at your leisure, with a Dassai (the sake presented by Prime Minister Abe to President Obama on the occasion of his visit to Japan) or our original kingyo cocktail in hand.
At NIGHT AQUARIUM, you can also enjoy the traditional arts of Japan, as well as special performances of a sort that cannot be seen on a regular basis.
Top DJs and artists from Japan and beyond participate on weekends, as the venue transforms into a cutting-edge club lounge.

ART AQUARIUM has birthed a kind of “ecological art” that is the only example of its kind, not only in Japan, but in the world. It has been supported by 7.3 million people.
No matter your nationality, gender, or age, we invite you to experience a creative space that brings together in perfect harmony the traditional culture of Japan and the latest in music, when the ART AQUARIUM space turns into an entertainment space in the form of NIGHT AQUARIUM.


In the summer of 2017,
NIGHT AQUARIUM becomes the Palace of the Dragon King Festival!
Top performing artists and the traditional arts of Japan
will bring intense color to the Nihonbashi nights!

Live shows by noted DJs from Japan and around the world
Gion-style geisha and maiko performances of traditional Kyoto dance, popular oiran shows, and more

Lots of seldom-seen events are also planned for the “Stage of Suigi” !
Take the shoes of Urashima Taro or Oto-hime and enter the Palace of the Dragon King !

FEATURE NIGHT AQUARIUM

SPECIAL EVENT

EVENT SCHEDULE

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    DASSAI NIGHT DASSAI NIGHT
* The program for the dates not listed is LOUNGE STYLE. We also plan to add more events at a later date.
* The program for the dates not listed is LOUNGE STYLE. We also plan to add more events at a later date.
* For event details and performer profiles, please click on the event title.

DASSAI NIGHT

獺祭ナイト イメージ

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.

LOUNGE STYLE

ラウンジスタイル イメージ

Sundays to Thursdays (excluding days before national holidays) during this period, we create a sophisticated, comfortable,
lounge-style space where you can enjoy a drink while viewing art at a relaxed pace,
with an original ART AQUARIUM soundtrack in the background.

We offer drinks including NIGHT ARUARIUM’s exclusive kingyo cocktail, as well as DASSAI sake, mojitos. and beer.


* 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 OUTLINE

ECO EDO Nihonbashi
ART AQUARIUM 2017 ~Edo, Coolness of Kingyo~ & Night Aquarium

Period July 7, 2017 (fri) – September 24 (sun) / Open throughout the period
Time
Venue
Access
Entrance Fee
at the door
(Tax incld.)
General: 1,000yen (13 years old and older)
Child: 600yen (12 years old and younger, 4 years old and older)
Under the age of 3: free of charge
* Child, 12 years old and younger, needs to be accompanied by a guardian.
Organizer
Support
Produce
Planning &
Produce &
Operation
Contact

TICKET INFOMATION

Please contact hereunder for details and inquiry regarding the tickets

Entrance Fee General ticket
General
(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.
* General ticket sold at the venue will start from Jul. 7 (fri). Until the opening of the exhibition, you can purchase the tickets at eplus.
* 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.
About [Priority Entry]
These tickets enable you to enter the venue even when admission limits are in effect, without having to wait in the standby line.
If your ticket does not say [Priority Entry], please be aware that you may need to wait to enter the venue during busy times.
Click here for details ▽
General ticket

“General ticket” you can use during the opening

Valid Date July 7, 2017 (fri) – September 24 (sun) / Open throughout the period
* Cannot be used when the venue is reserved, or during NIGHT AQUARIUM / Special Event periods.
Sales Period July 7 (fri) – September. 24 (sun) 10:00 AM
Price General 1,100yen (13 years old and older)
Child 660yen (12 years old and younger, 4 years old and older)
Number of tickets sold No limit
How to buy
Notes
Click here for details ▽
 [Priority Entry]
July / August / September:
Date-specific admission tickets

These tickets enable priority entry on specific dates,
without having to wait in the standby line due to admission limits.

Valid Date July 7, 2017 (fri) – September 24 (sun) / Open throughout the period
* Cannot be used when the venue is reserved, or during NIGHT AQUARIUM / Special Event periods.
Sales Period July 7 (fri) – September. 24 (sun) 6:00 PM
* Can be purchased up to 6:00 PM on the desired day of admission.
Price Weekday 3,300yen / Weekend 4,400yen
* General only. (13 years old and older)
Number of tickets sold No limit
How to buy
Notes
Click here for details ▽
 [special admission ticket]
Special Event
“SAMURAI NIGHT” Ticket

This is a “Special Event ticket” that will allow you to view a performance of BUGAKU,
an artform that dynamically, stylishly combines traditional skills with the aesthetics of space,
Japanese swords, martial arts, and dance,
in the form of a dance performance from Bugakuza founder Koshiro Minamoto and Tsukihime.

Valid Date August 30 (wed) 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM (final admission 11:00 PM)
* Valid only on the designated date.
Sales Period August 11 (fri) – 30 (wed) 9:00 PM
Admission
Price
General 2,750yen (with 1 drink)
* 20 years old and older.
Number of
tickets sold
Limited sales. Sales will end once it reaches its maximum.
How to buy
Notes

Koshiro Minamoto is the founder of a school of the BUGAKU performing artform that blends martial arts such as iai (sword-drawing) and naginata (a Japanese polearm) skills with the attainments of the samurai, several aspects of the tea ceremony, and light.
He will swoop down together with Tsukihime to guide you to another of the tales hidden within the Palace of the Dragon King.
This meeting between skills backed by tradition and ART AQUARIUM’s interpretation of the Palace of the Dragon King (the venue concept for this summer) is your chance to experience a side of Japan that is both authentic and entirely new.

Performance times | 10:00 PM – 10:20 PM

サムライナイト イメージ
* Performance image

You can exchange 1 drink with “1 Drink ticket”.
Please exchange your drink with the drink ticket at the drink bar counter inside the venue from hereunder.

Beer (small bottle), Mojito (glass), Red or White wine (glass), Sparkling wine (glass),
Soft drink (Kiwi juice, Peach juice, Perrier, Coke, Volvic, Oolong tea)

* Exchange with the drink ticket, you can purchase other drinks other than above with 500yen discount
from the original price.

* The door open time may delay due to some cause. You are not able to enter the venue before the opening time.
* After 10:00 PM, under 20 years old are not allowed to enter the venue so we do not sell child tickets.
* This ticket is solely for “SAMURAI NIGHT” Special Event and you cannot use this ticket on other
Special Event dates.
* Re-entry after your initial entry to the venue is not permitted.
* We cannot reissue the ticket once it’s issued. Tickets are all non-refundable. Please be careful.

Click here for details ▽
 [special admission ticket]
Special Event
“Violin & Kannon Dance Feast NIGHT” Ticket

This “Special Event ticket” provides the chance to see a special live performance
from composer / violinist TSUMUZI (nicknamed “the Prince of Odd Meter”) and
Bishu, performer of the Dance of Kannon (the Buddhist deity of compassion).

Valid Date September 1 (fri) 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM (final admission 11:00 PM)
* Valid only on the designated date.
Sales Period August 11 (fri) – September 1 (fri) 9:00 PM
Admission
Price
General 2,750yen (with 1 drink)
* 20 years old and older.
Number of
tickets sold
Limited sales. Sales will end once it reaches its maximum.
How to buy
Notes

TSUMUZI, the composer / violinist also known as “the Prince of Odd Meter”, makes his first appearance at NIGHT AQUARIUM!
For one night only, you can enjoy a special concert at which TSUMUZI will let loose with the piece he has written with this year’s venue concept of Palace of the Dragon King as its theme, with a one-of-a-kind groove that blends the artist’s specialty of unusual time signatures with the essence of Japan.
The setlist will also include songs inspired by the Tokyo Olympics.

Performance times | 10:00 PM – 10:30 PM

ヴァイオリンと観音舞の宴ナイト イメージ
* Performance image

You can exchange 1 drink with “1 Drink ticket”.
Please exchange your drink with the drink ticket at the drink bar counter inside the venue from hereunder.

Beer (small bottle), Mojito (glass), Red or White wine (glass), Sparkling wine (glass),
Soft drink (Kiwi juice, Peach juice, Perrier, Coke, Volvic, Oolong tea)

* Exchange with the drink ticket, you can purchase other drinks other than above with 500yen discount
from the original price.

* The door open time may delay due to some cause. You are not able to enter the venue before the opening time.
* After 10:00 PM, under 20 years old are not allowed to enter the venue so we do not sell child tickets.
* This ticket is solely for “Violin & Kannon Dance Feast NIGHT” Special Event and you cannot use
this ticket on other Special Event dates.
* Re-entry after your initial entry to the venue is not permitted.
* We cannot reissue the ticket once it’s issued. Tickets are all non-refundable. Please be careful.

Click here for details ▽
 [special admission ticket]
Special Event
“Edo Chic: GEISHA NIGHT” Ticket

This “Special Event ticket” will allow you to enjoy a moment of
bliss that normally cannot be experienced anywhere but a special tatami room,
as the geisha who carry on the traditions of the geisha district of
Oimachi perform on the captivating stage that is ART AQUARIUM.

Valid Date September 3 (sun) – 5 (tue) • 7 (thu) • 8 (fri) 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM (final admission 11:00 PM)
* Valid only on the specified date during the event period.
Sales Period August 11 (fri) – September 8 (fri) 6:30 PM
* Ticket sales for each day end at 6:30 PM.
Admission
Price
General 2,750yen (with 1 drink)
* 20 years old and older.
Number of
tickets sold
Limited sales. Sales will end once it reaches its maximum.
How to buy
Notes

At one time, the Oimachi geisha district was home to over 300 geisha. The sound of the shamisen (three-stringed lute) could be heard throughout the day, as geisha flowed through the streets in vibrant fashion.
These days, the area’s continued development has seen those traces of the past become increasingly rare.
Although the kenban (geisha agencies) have closed, the young upstarts who have inherited the legacy of yesteryear continue to devote themselves to the traditional performing arts on a daily basis.

江戸の粋 芸者ナイト イメージ
* Performance image

he geisha of Oimachi will dance on the captivating stage that is ART AQUARIUM.
At this special event, you will have the opportunity to experience a moment of bliss of a sort
that is normally limited to a special tatami room.

Performance times | 10:00 PM – 10:15 PM / 10:45 PM – 11:00 PM (2 performances in total)

You can exchange 1 drink with “1 Drink ticket”.
Please exchange your drink with the drink ticket at the drink bar counter inside the venue from hereunder.

Beer (small bottle), Mojito (glass), Red or White wine (glass), Sparkling wine (glass),
Soft drink (Kiwi juice, Peach juice, Perrier, Coke, Volvic, Oolong tea)

* Exchange with the drink ticket, you can purchase other drinks other than above with 500yen discount
from the original price.

* The door open time may delay due to some cause. You are not able to enter the venue before the opening time.
* After 10:00 PM, under 20 years old are not allowed to enter the venue so we do not sell child tickets.
* This ticket is solely for “Edo Chic: GEISHA NIGHT” Special Event and you cannot use this ticket on other
Special Event dates.

Click here for details ▽
 [special admission ticket]
Special Event
“Oto-hime / Oiran NIGHT” Ticket

This “Special Event ticket” allows you to witness a bewitching,
graceful dance performance from Rantaro Kojo, the “impossibly beautiful onnagata (male actor who plays female kabuki roles).”
This event has quickly become a tradition at NIGHT AQUARIUM in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Valid Date September 10 (sun) – 15 (fri) 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM (final admission 11:00 PM)
* Valid only on the specified date during the event period.
Sales Period July 7 (fri) – September 15 (fri) 9:00 PM
* Ticket sales for each day end at 9:00 PM.
Admission
Price
General 2,750yen (with 1 drink)
* 20 years old and older.
Number of
tickets sold
Limited sales. Sales will end once it reaches its maximum.
How to buy
Notes

In what has become a tradition at NIGHT AQUARIUM in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Gekidan KOJYO theater troupe star Rantaro KOJYO will be appearing!
“Oto-hime’s Dance” will be performed for this first time at the Palace of the Dragon King, which is the venue concept for this summer.
Then, in Part 2 of this special event, you will have the chance to witness a performance of the bewitching, graceful “Oiran’s Dance”.

乙姫/花魁ナイト イメージ
* Performance image

Performance times (2 performances in total)
Part 1: Oto-hime’s Dance starts 10:00 PM / Part 2: Oiran’s Dance starts 10:45 PM

You can exchange 1 drink with “1 Drink ticket”.
Please exchange your drink with the drink ticket at the drink bar counter inside the venue from hereunder.

Beer (small bottle), Mojito (glass), Red or White wine (glass), Sparkling wine (glass),
Soft drink (Kiwi juice, Peach juice, Perrier, Coke, Volvic, Oolong tea)

* Exchange with the drink ticket, you can purchase other drinks other than above with 500yen discount
from the original price.

* The door open time may delay due to some cause. You are not able to enter the venue before the opening time.
* After 10:00 PM, under 20 years old are not allowed to enter the venue so we do not sell child tickets.
* This ticket is solely for “Oto-hime / Oiran Night” Special Event and you cannot use this ticket on other
Special Event dates.

Click here for details ▽
 [special admission ticket]
Special Event
“Geiko & Maiko Night” Ticket

Sales have ended. Thank you very much to all who have purchased.
This is “Special admission ticket” solely for this Special Event

Valid Date July 25 (tue) – 28 (fri) 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM (final admission 11:00 PM)
* Valid only on the specified date during the event period.
Sales Period July 7 (fri) – 28 (fri) 9:00 PM
* Ticket sales for each day end at 9:00 PM.
Admission
Price
General 2,750yen (with 1 drink)
* 20 years old and older.
Number of
tickets sold
Limited sales. Sales will end once it reaches its maximum.
How to buy
Notes

Appearing at our venue in Nihonbashi, Tokyo: From Odamoto,
a tea ceremony space with a history of over 100 years in Gion Kobu,
famed as the largest and most elegant of Kyoto’s 5 geisha districts,
a performance from the ascendant geisha Katsutomo,
and the apprentice Shino!

Performance 10:00 PM – 10:15 PM / 10:45 PM – 11:00 PM

* Performance image

You can exchange 1 drink with “1 Drink ticket”.
Please exchange your drink with the drink ticket at the drink bar counter inside the venue from hereunder.

Beer (small bottle), Mojito (glass), Red or White wine (glass), Sparkling wine (glass),
Soft drink (Kiwi juice, Peach juice, Perrier, Coke, Volvic, Oolong tea)

* Exchange with the drink ticket, you can purchase other drinks other than above with 500yen discount
from the original price.

* The door open time may delay due to some cause. You are not able to enter the venue before the opening time.
* After 10:00 PM, under 20 years old are not allowed to enter the venue so we do not sell child tickets.
* This ticket is solely for “Geiko & Maiko Night” Special Event and you cannot use this ticket on other
Special Event dates.

ECOEDO日本橋2017 Special site