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!
A new work for 2018:
Kingyo in the Sky (tentative name)
Earth Aquarium Japonism
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 (goldfish) 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 “Kingyo in the Sky” (tentative name),
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 (“Picture of a Giant Screen”).
Enjoy the extraordinary “Coolness” world of the Edo Period in which people conglomerated in these districts.
The information on the artworks will be released sequentially
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
NIGHT AQUARIUM on the event outline will be released sequentially
Details of the SPECIAL EVENT, Headliner DJ etc. will be released sequentially
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.
DASSAI NIGHT will also be held on the Special Event dates of September 7th (thu) and 14th (thu).
Rotating admission will be in effect on these dates.
For general admission, last entry will be at 8:30 PM, and the event will end at 9:00 PM.
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.
Details of the EVENT SCHEDULE, Headliner DJ etc. will be released sequentially
* 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.
|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,
|Venue||｜||Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall
(5F, COREDO Muromachi 1 [The entrance is on 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, 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, like value-priced Early Bird Discount Ticket,
* For ticket information, please scroll down the page and check the “TICKET INFOMATION” section.
|Support||｜||Meikyo “Nihonbashi” Preservation Society, Sailors for the Sea|
|Produce||｜||Hidetomo KIMURA (Art Aquarium Artist)|
|｜||Aquarium Creator’s Office|
|Contact||｜||Telephone lines will be opened to inquiries starting July 5 (thu) * in Japanese only
[Open: July 5 (thu) – September 24 (mon) 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM]
Contact by email from here
|Entrance Fee||General Ticket||Early Bird Discount Ticket|
(13 years old and older)
(12 years old and younger)
Tickets purchased through (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.
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|
|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|
|How to buy||
Please buy the ticket from your smartphone or PC.
* eplus is the ticket service which you have no need to go down to convenience store or venue to issue the ticket.
|Notes||* Children younger than 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
* 10% charge included in ticket(s) price.
* After 10:00 PM, under 20 years old are not allowed.
* On SPECIAL EVENT dates, a rotating admission system is used.
For details, please refer to the “EVENT OUTLINE” section of this page.
* Tickets will become invalid once the expiration date has passed.
* 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.
* We cannot reissue the ticket once it’s issued. Tickets are all non-refundable. Please be careful.
* 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.
In addition to the above,
a range of tickets suited to various needs will go on sale
Other than the tickets above, we are planning SPECIAL EVENT tickets for
Japanese traditional performing arts, etc
We will update you on our website with the details so check it out!
Detail will be announced in early-July