We have concluded the exhibition
in Nihonbashi, Tokyo
7/5, 2019 (fri) – 9/23 (mon) EVENT OUTLINE

We have ended ticket sales

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Thank you very much for attending

NIGHT AQUAQIUM

A new sense theater-style restaurant and lounge “SUIGIAN”
created by ART AQUARIUM Artist Hidetomo KIMURA,
please experience the new “Japanese Space”.

Mobilize 9.45 million paying ticket holders!
(As of June, 2019)

This year's exhibition is the last at ‘Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall’!
Largest ever collection of 10,000 KINGYO (goldfish) on display,
along with a compilation of famous artworks!
New productions highlight a dramatic finale, too

July 5 [FRI] – September 23 [MON]

We have concluded the exhibition in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

メインフロア


The theme of this summer’s Nihonbashi venue in Tokyo is: ~Edo, Coolness of Kingyo~.
During the Edo period (1603-1868),
Kingyo (goldfish) took root in Nihonbashi as part of the common people’s culture.
We hope to revive in modern times the culture of watching Kingyo and
enjoying the cooling sensation during the hot summer.

Since opening in 2011, the long run of exhibitions at ‘Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall’ will finally come to an end this year.
For the first time, the symbol of “ART AQUARIUM”,
the popular three-part series of enormous Kingyo bowls titled “Oiran” “OoOku” “Super Oiran”,
and “Lotusrium”, an impressive piece approximately 4m square with a lotus motif,
will be displayed at the same venue,
along with representative artworks from the past exhibitions were created as a compilation.
In total, more than 10,000 Kingyo will adorn the various artworks,
making this the largest ever exhibition in terms of works of art and number of Kingyo.

会場演出ビフォー
会場演出アフター

As a new attempt, the original music scores from the four main works are mashed up and harmonized in a production
that enables one to more easily become immersed in the concept and fantastical space of each work.

会場演出アフター

Furthermore, once every fifteen minutes, all the works on the main floor are bathed in red,
and “OoOku” shines like a halo with laser effects, adding to the grand finale.

Please enjoy the sense of having wandered into the “cool” world of a geisha district from the Edo period.

WORK INTRODUCTION


ZEN Aquarium

This is frame type ART AQUARIUM tank has expressed in real, the Kingyo (goldfish) often drawn in the Japanese painting.
This reminds you of a painting and you can enjoy the beautiful silhouette of ‘yokomi’ Kingyo, the ones that looks more beautiful when seen from the side.

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.

OoOku [palace special version]

Epic huge kingyo-bowl series following the flow of “Oiran”.
It is a complex artwork of 3 meters wide, expressing the “OoOku” which is the symbolic culture of Edo Period (1603-1868) when the kingyo culture flourished.
OoOku is the gorgeous world where many women competed their beauty.
Their life were shined by the beauty and elegance but on the other hand a vanity life similar to the life of kingyo.
“OoOku” is displayed specially in gorgeous arrangement, as “palace special version”.

Oiran

This is probably the biggest Kingyo-bachi where nearly 1,000 Kingyo swims.
This work expresses the red light district during the Edo Period (1603-1868).
The lighting that changes into 7-colors show its fascinatingly beautiful atmosphere.
The Kingyo represents the top “Oiran” and ladies aiming to become oiran.

Lotusrium

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.

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.

Bonborium

“Bonborium” visualizes the aquariums as bonbori paper lanterns, with a single round kingyo swimming in each one, like the flame inside.
The appearance creates a sense just like the mystery and eanescence of shadow pictures.
It emphasizes the prettiness of the bonbori, which has been popular since the Edo era, and allows you to enjoy the collaboration between the dimly illuminated Kingyo (goldfish) and the slowly changing light.

Paradoxrium

The Paradoxrium makes use of a unique structure in which there are no perpendicular surfaces.
This ambitious piece takes the notion that tanks must be flat planes of glass and turns it on its head.
The combination of water and acrylic creates both a refracted and mirrored effect which, when seen from afar, presents the viewer with the opposite of what he expected, with numerous goldfish swimming throughout.

Prisrium F.12

It is unique polyhedron aquarium, refraction effect bringing magical sight.
Huge 12-sided polyhedron shines like diamonds and these works are more than aquarium tank and it shows beautiful art form.
The fish that swims inside can be seen sometimes big, sometimes small, sometimes crooked because of the refraction effect and you can enjoy the mischievous sight.
Swarm of the fish inside the tank and image projected instead of lighting reflect diffusely inside the tank bringing prism effect.
The beautifulness of the tank is highlighted in this artwork and is the original of the Prism genre artworks.

Giyamanrium

It is unique polyhedron aquarium, refraction effect bringing magical sight.
Huge 12-sided polyhedron shines like diamonds and these works are more than aquarium tank and it shows beautiful art form.
The fish that swims inside can be seen sometimes big, sometimes small, sometimes crooked because of the refraction effect and you can enjoy the mischievous sight.
Swarm of the fish inside the tank and image projected instead of lighting reflect diffusely inside the tank bringing prism effect.
The beautifulness of the tank is highlighted in this artwork and is the original of the Prism genre artworks.

Reflectrium F.8

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 figurative art is also worthy of note.

Andonrium

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 figurative art is also worthy of note.

A Show of Kingyo

Kingyo was originally looked at from above.
In the present, the main stream of aquarium tank is to be observed from the side but at kingyo fair, it is still judged by looking from above.
Because the circle shaped tank does not have air bubbles nor waves on water surface, it is most suitable for appreciation.
The water overflows evenly from the top to the side so you feel as though you are looking at kingyo which is in the scoop of water mass.

Flower Flower Aquarium

It is extremity of new gorgeous aquarium.
It is collaboration of flower vase and aquarium tank, aquarium display in the tank and flower arrangement sticking out from the tank.
The title of the artwork represents the synergy of elegant flower and kingyo.

Ceiling Kingyo

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.

Jacuzzirium 1st appearance Nihonbashi 

It is a Jacuzzi where you surrender yourself in the water.
You will feel as though You are floating together with the colorful fish.
It is the extremity of relaxation.

Kimonorium

It is an artwork, fusion of projection and real kingyo, following the flow of “Byoburium”.
Burying Kyoto’s traditional crafts “KyoYuzen”, the highest class kimono, in the aquarium tank, expressed the pattern of kimono with the live kingyo and 3D projection mapping.
The live kingyo swimming up and down and the projection world of “KyoYuzen”, brings the beautiful completion moment.

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

About the “ART AQUARIUM 2019” exhibition

After many years of creating memories at ‘Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall’,
this will be the last year at the venue.
We have displayed many works of art and taken on many new challenges at ‘Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall’,
and we now approach the 9th exhibition to be held there.
One last time we ask all our past fans to come visit the venue as we put on the best “ART AQUARIUM” ever.

Although we had agreed with the mayor of Kumamoto to hold the exhibition at Kumamoto Castle,
the Kumamoto earthquake occurred immediately thereafter and we were not able to realize that plan.
Even as the wounds of that earthquake have yet to fully heal,
we want to do something to help with the rebuilding,
and so we are honored to be entrusted with a major part in the opening of ‘Kumamoto-Jo Hall’.
‘Kumamoto-Jo Hall’ will host the largest indoor exhibition area ever seen, “ART AQUARIUM”.
While taking that into consideration, and despite being an indoor exhibition,
we will take the name “ART AQUARIUM CASTLE” to express our best
wishes for the rebuilding of Kumamoto.
We will put on an event which lives up to that name,
so please take this opportunity to come visit Kumamoto.

ART AQUARIUM Artist: Hidetomo KIMURA

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NIGHT AQUARIUM

We have concluded the exhibition in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

ナイトアクアリウム

This year again, live performances by the hottest DJ’s
‘Kyo-mai (Kyoto dance)’ by young geisha of Gion, Kyoto,
popular theater performance of a courtesan show, and so on
Many special stages that usually can’t be seen are planned

Enjoy the experience as you wander into the brilliant world of
a geisha quarter during the Edo period

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.

金魚カクテル&アイス イメージ

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 9.45 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”.

FEATURE NIGHT AQUARIUM

 
 
 
 

* Regarding performers for dates apart from FEATURE DJ, the standard admission fee applies.

SPECIAL EVENT

 
 
 
 
 
 

All SPECIAL EVENTS  have ended

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 “NIGHT 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 Fridays (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. (Excluding SPECIAL EVENT)
* 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

We have concluded the exhibition in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

ECO EDO Nihonbashi
ART AQUARIUM 2019 ~Edo, Coolness of Kingyo~ & Night Aquarium

Period July 5, 2019 (fri) – September 23 (mon) / Open throughout the period
Opening Hours Sun – Fridays 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM (Last entrance 10:00 PM)
Saturdays & days prior to Japanese national holiday 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM (Last entrance 11:00 PM)

ART AQUARIUM 11:00 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 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.)
General: 1,000yen (13 years old and older)
Child: 600yen (4 years old to 12 years old)
Under the age of 3: free of charge
* Child, 12 years old and younger, needs to be accompanied by a guardian.
Organizer
Endorsement
Support Anonimo Design, Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd., Shoyeido Incense Co., Kyorin Co., Ltd.,
Kimono Artisan Kyoto, EFFECT MEIJI Corp., BICOM Corporation, Asahi Shuzo Co., Ltd.,
Yatomi Kingyo Fisherman's Association, Igarashi Koi Farm
Produce Hidetomo KIMURA (ART AQUARIUM Artist)
Planning &
Produce &
Operation
ART AQUARIUM Executive Committee
Contact

TICKET INFOMATION

We have concluded the exhibition in Nihonbashi, Tokyo


ECO EDO NIHONBASHI 2019

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 5 [FRI] – September 23 [MON]

“ECO EDO Nihonbashi 2019” has ended
Thank you very much for coming all of you