Two goldfish in a huge teacup -- elegance. (Photo: Sherilyn Siy)

Art Aquarium 2018

Cooling off the Edo Period way

Sherilyn Siy   - 1 min read

Goldfish or kingyo is believed to have first arrived in Japan from China around the early 16th century and was kept by the wealthy. It was during the Edo Period that goldfish scooping became popular and the sale of goldfish more widespread. Watching the goldfish's beautiful luminous body swimming elegantly in clear waters is believed to have a cooling and healing effect especially on scorching summer days. COREDO Nihonbashi brings you this beloved summer tradition with a chic modern twist with its Art Aquarium, now on its 7th run. Be transported into a whimsical world where the interplay of light, shadow, and real live goldfish create art in motion. It is a space where you would want to linger as each moment is never the same as the next. Open daily from July 6 to September 24, 2018. Starting at 19:00, Night Aquarium begins and the sake bar opens. Sip drinks as you enjoy live entertainment in Tokyo's coolest venue.

Getting there

Entrance to the Art Aquarium is on the 4th floor of the COREDO Muromachi 1. Easy access from Mitsukoshimae Station.

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Sherilyn Siy

Sherilyn Siy @sherilyn.siy

For Sherilyn Siy, Asia is home. Born in Hong Kong, Sherilyn spent time in the Philippines, China, and now lives in Japan. She speaks English, Filipino, Chinese (or putonghua), and Hokkien, her family's local dialect. Running is one of her favorite ways to explore Japan. She proudly finished the 2...