On now in Nihonbashi, Tokyo
7/6, 2018 (fri) – 9/24 (mon)

EVENT OUTLINE
General Admission &
Date-specific Admission Tickets
available now!
TICKET INFORMATION
Traditional performing arts &
a DJ paint Nihonbashi nights
before Saturdays / holidays!
NIGHT AQUAQIUM

Mobilize 8.35 million paying ticket holders!
For 2018, trace the roots of ‘KINGYO (Goldfish)’ at 3 venues!

This summer’s concept for the Tokyo venue in Nihonbashi is
“THE TRUE JAPAN”.

With many new works for viewing and admiring kingyo, or goldfish, with a new sensibility!

July 6 [FRI] – September 24 [MON]


This summer’s theme at the Nihonbashi, Tokyo venue is “Edo: Coolness of KINGYO”.

In the Edo Period (1603-1868), kingyo (goldfish) at Nihonbashi became a firm part of popular culture.
People enjoyed viewing kingyo, which made the summer cooler. now revive this tradition.
The concept behind this venue is “THE TRUE JAPAN”.

Kingyo (goldfish) and varicolored carp belong to the Japanese sense of beauty.
We have taken 8,000 of these elegantly dancing, ornamental fish and arranged them into a Japanese work of art.

The pieces that will be shown include: nearly 3,000 kingyo dancing as they swim “ART AQUARIUM”,
the biggest work ever “Super Oiran”, and varicolored carp wildly dancing “Earth Aquarium Japonism”.
Additionally, in a new work for 2018 “Ceiling Kingyo”,
we revive Edo Period lore according to which wealthy merchants built a glass tank in the ceiling and enjoyed
kingyo gazing upward.

New works that have never been shown in this country will be displayed,
including a large-scale piece that takes panel screens as its motif (“Taisei Hokan Kingyo Large Byobu”).
Enjoy the extraordinary “Coolness” world of the Edo Period in which people conglomerated in these districts.

WORK INTRODUCTION


Ceiling Kingyo NEW

A new work that spanned over a five-year planning period, the legend of the wealthy Edo period (1603-1868) merchant who enjoyed looking up and watching kingyo (goldfish) has been brought to life in the present, made as a glass water tank built into the ceiling.
This artwork is one that gives a new sensation that allows you to see the beauty of kingyo from multiple angles thanks to mirror-like effects.

Floatingrium NEW

The highest grade breed of nishikigoi (colored carp) brought in from Yamakoshi-mura in Nagaoka-shi, Niigata, quietly and elegantly swim inside a cylindrical water basin.
The cylindrical work, which is 1.5 meter in diameter and is entirely filled with water, cuts out everything between the nishikigoi and the surrounding water.
You can enjoy a fascinating view of the nishikigoi appearing as though they were floating in the air.

Taisei Hokan Kingyo Large Byobu (Folding Screen)NEW

The Taisei Hokan had a lot of influence in Japanese history and welcomed a big turning point in the history of art in the world as well.
At the Taisei Hōkan Kingyo Large Byobu, a moving byōbu painting is projected onto a byobu-shaped aquarium via projection mapping that expresses the transitions in Japan’s art history.
Within that, kingyo (goldfish) swim elegantly.
The images were created using the theme of three time periods: the time of the Taisei Hōkan and the times before and after.
The “Byoburium” is a large-size work of art of eighteen panels extending over 5.4 meters in length that allows you to understand the influence the Taisei Hōkan has had on Japanese art.

Shoeibitenmei NEW

A Japanese sword born from a collaboration between Nara’s designated intangible cultural asset Sadatoshi Gassan and ART AQUARIUM artist Hidetomo KIMURA that inherits 800 years of tradition in the present day.
The sword is engraved with kingyo (goldfish) on the blade using Gassan engraving, which is also its distinctive characteristic.
Even in Japan’s long history, there are no other Japanese swords recognized for having kingyo engravings.
Japanese swords are a part of Japan’s cultural heritage that Japan boasts about to the world.
Currently, swords that come with a registration card are recognized as works of art by law.
This work of art was specially created based on this year’s concept of “TRUE JAPAN”.

Tokokage Kingyo Ornament

A hanging scroll ART AQUARIUM created by the fusion of the movement of live kingyo and video.
The work is a newly created video that goes with the Gassan-made Japanese sword Shōeibitenmei displayed in front of it.
The ornately decorated silver art was done in collaboration with Italy's oldest jewelry brand, Cuusi.

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.

Temaririum

It is sphere shaped artwork with the motif “temari”, which is one of the traditional Japanese toys.
The pretty colorful patterns which is characteristic of temari is expressed by traditional braiding craft “iga-kumihimo” and kingyo swimming inside.
It is perfect fusion of traditional craftwork and aquarium.

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.

Prisrium F.12

The aquariums, which are polyhedrons with see-through sides and a prism effect, come in two kinds: a dodedahedron and an octadecagon.
You can enjoy unique ways of viewing them depending on the magic of light.
The group of fish swimming inside will look bigger, smaller, and at times look warped.

Prisrium F.18

The aquariums, which are polyhedrons with see-through sides and a prism effect, come in two kinds: a dodedahedron and an octadecagon.
You can enjoy unique ways of viewing them depending on the magic of light.
The group of fish swimming inside will look bigger, smaller, and at times look warped.

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.
It is world’s biggest kingyo bowl and having “super” in its name, it is a very special artwork. In “Super Oiran”, about 3,000 kingyos will be swimming inside compared to 1,000 in “Oiran”.
With lighting in seven colors and projection effect, it will become the greatest Oiran just suitable for the ART AQUARIUM 10th anniversary.

Aqua Gate

A mysterious work of art made of a stacked pile of triangular prism aquariums that have mirror-like surfaces and a changing number of fish depending on the viewing angle.
The “Aqua Gate” is a pair of works that are displayed on both sides of the venue and serves the purpose of a gate.

A Show of Kutani Kingyo

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.

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.

Kaleidorium 3D

Kingyo gracefully swims in this 6 cylinder aquarium tank.
On the side, triangle lens is embedded and when you look through the lens, geometric pattern appears.
It is kaleidoscope drawn by kingyo.
When kingyo swims in the aquarium lighted up in colorful illumination, each kingyo’s original pattern and the movement of the back fin look as though shining kaleidoscope view, spreading out the world of the eternal beauty.

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

NIGHT AQUARIUM

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

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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 8.35 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.


This year again, live performances by the hottest DJ’s and jazz bands
Kyoto Dance by young geisha of Gion,
popular theater performance of a courtesan show, and so on

Many special stages that usually can’t be seen are planned

FEATURE NIGHT AQUARIUM

 
 
 
 

* Regarding performers for dates apart from FEATURE DJ, the standard admission fee applies.
However, please note that, owing to these performers, we are expecting high attendance. We ask that you attend with this in mind.

SPECIAL EVENT

EVENT SCHEDULE

  07  July
  08  August
  09  September

DASSAI NIGHT

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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

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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.)
* Performers might change without prior notice due to some cause. We are not able to refund you for the ticket.
Thank you for your understandings.

EVENT OUTLINE

ECO EDO Nihonbashi
ART AQUARIUM 2018 ~Edo, Coolness of Kingyo~ & Night Aquarium
Period July 6, 2018 (fri) – September 24 (mon) / Open throughout the period
Opening Hours Sun – Fri / 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM (Last entrance 10:00 PM)
Saturdays & days prior to a public holiday / 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM (Last entrance 11:00 PM)

Art Aquarium 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM   Night Aquarium is from 7:00 PM

* Taking picture of the artworks is allowed, but please refrain from using flash, tripod, monopod, selfie-stick,
and taking video.
* Because of the display method of the artworks, the venue is dark inside.
Please note that a part of the exhibit is difficult to access by wheelchair, so you may be unable to see the pieces up close.
* After 7:00 PM, you can enjoy drink inside the venue at additional cost.
If you are in the venue at 7:00 PM, you can also enjoy the following exhibition of NIGHT AQUARIUM.
* When changing to NIGHT AQUARIUM at 7:00 PM, there are no change of the entrance fee and no exchange of visitors inside.
* We will be putting on DJ sets after 9:00 PM on Saturdays and days prior to a public holiday at the NIGHT AQUARIUM.
* After 10:00 PM, under 20 years old are not allowed.
* At the time of congestion, there will be access control. Thank you for your understanding.

Venue Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall
(5F, COREDO Muromachi 1 [The entrance is on 4F], 2-2-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuou-ku, Tokyo)
ACCESS
Entrance Fee
at the door
(Tax incld.)
Adult: 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.

Tickets that are just right for you, ‘General Admission’ & ‘Date-specific Admission Tickets’,
now available for pre-order at eplus logo(eplus) !

* For ticket information, please scroll down the page and check the “TICKET INFOMATION” section.

Organizer
Support
Produce Hidetomo KIMURA (Art Aquarium Artist)
Planning &
Produce &
Operation
Aquarium Creator’s Office
Contact

TICKET INFOMATION

General admission’ & ‘Date-specific Admission Tickets’, now available!

Entrance Fee General Ticket Early Bird Discount Ticket
General
(13 years old and older)
1,000yen 900yen
Child
(12 years old and younger)
600yen 500yen

Tickets purchased through eplus logo(eplus) will be subject to an additional 10% handling fee.

* Children under three get in free. / children younger than 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
* We will begin same-day ‘Admission Ticket’ sales from 7/6 (fri).
Until the final day of the event, you can enter the venue after buying tickets at the venue ticket sales counters or other locations.

* 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.

General admission’ & ‘Date-specific Admission Tickets’,
now available for pre-order at eplus!

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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.
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General Ticket

‘General Admission Ticket’ you can use during the opening

Valid Date July 6, 2018 (fri) – September 24 (mon) / Open throughout the period
* SPECIAL EVENT holding time can not be used.
Sales Period July 6 (fri) 0:00 AM – September 24 (mon) 11:00 AM
Price General 1,100yen (13 years old and older)
Child 660yen (12 years old and younger, 4 years old and older)
Children under three get in free
Number of tickets sold No limit
How to buy
Notes
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 [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 6, 2018 (fri) – September 24 (mon) / Open throughout the period
* SPECIAL EVENT holding time can not be used.
Sales Period July 1, 2018 (sun) – September 24 (mon) 11:00 AM
* Can be purchased up to 6:00 PM on the desired day of admission.
Price General [Weekday] 3,300yen / [Weekend] 4,400yen (13 years old and older)
Child [Weekday] 1,980yen / [Weekend] 2,640yen (12 years old and younger, 4 years old and older)
Number of tickets sold No limit
How to buy

July: Date-specific Admission Ticket

eplus ご購入はこちらから

August: Date-specific Admission Ticket

eplus ご購入はこちらから

September: Date-specific Admission Ticket

eplus ご購入はこちらから

Please buy the ticket from your smartphone or PC. With the ticket, you can enter the venue.
* eplus is the ticket service which you have no need to go down to convenience store or venue to issue the ticket.

Notes
Sales have ended
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Early Bird Discount Ticket

Sales have ended. Thank you very much to all who have purchased.
Value-priced Early Bird Discount Ticket are valid for entry until the July 31 (tue)

Valid Date July 6, 2018 (fri) – September 24 (mon) / Open throughout the period
* SPECIAL EVENT holding time can not be used.
Sales Period June 2 (sat) 10:00 AM – July 5 (thu) 11:59 PM
Price General 990yen (13 years old and older)
Child 550yen (12 years old and younger, 4 years old and older)
Children under three get in free
Number of tickets sold No limit
Notes
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 [Special Admission Ticket]
SPECIAL EVENT
“OIRAN NIGHT” Ticket

Sales have ended. Thank you very much to all who have purchased.
This “SPECIAL EVENT Ticket” allows you to witness a bewitching,
graceful dance performance from Rantaro KOJYO, 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 July 17 (tue) – 20 (fri) 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM (Last admission 11:00 PM)
* Valid only on the specified date during the event period.
Sales Period Coming Soon – July 20 (fri)
* Ticket sales for each day end at 9:00 PM.
Admission
Price
General 3,300yen (with 1 drink)
* 20 years old and older.
Number of
tickets sold
Limited sales. Sales will end once it reaches its maximum.
Notes

In what has become a tradition at “NIGHT AQUARIUM” in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Gekidan KOJYO theater troupe star Rantaro KOJYO will be appearing!
‘Shukuu’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’.

花魁ナイト イメージ
* Performance image

Performance times (2 performances in total)
Part 1: Shukuu’s (Crimson Night) 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 “OIRAN NIGHT” SPECIAL EVENT and you cannot use this ticket on other
SPECIAL EVENT dates.

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 [Special Admission Ticket]
SPECIAL EVENT
“GEIKO & MAIKO NIGHT” Ticket

Sales have ended. Thank you very much to all who have purchased.
You can enjoy splendid dancing by geisha FUMINO and apprentice SHINO, of the Kyoto Gion-Koubu quarter,
at this SPECIAL EVENT ‘Exclusive admission tickets’

Valid Date August 6 (mon) – 9 (thu) 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM (Last admission 11:00 PM)
* Valid only on the specified date during the event period.
Sales Period Coming Soon – August 9 (thu) 9:00 PM
* Ticket sales for each day end at 9:00 PM.
Admission
Price
General 3,300yen (with 1 drink)
* 20 years old and older.
Number of
tickets sold
Limited sales. Sales will end once it reaches its maximum.
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 FUMINO,
and the apprentice SHINO!

Performance times (2 performances in total)
Part 1: Starts 10:00 PM / Part 2: Starts 10:45 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.

TICKET INQUIRIES

ECO EDO NIHONBASHI 2018

The traditional ways of keeping cool in
summer are being resurrected here in Nihonbashi,
making it the perfect place for walking around in yukata !
Various events are taking place simultaneously
all around Nihonbashi & Tokyo,
so you can enjoy yourself while walking around the town !

July 6 [FRI] – September 24 [MON]