Enjoy the feeling of spring around Kyoto Aquarium with their new iwashi and sakura interactive art

01.April.2016 | SPOT

Experience the beauty and magnificence of the four seasons of Kyoto and elegant living creatures at the same time in Kyoto Aquarium. New interactive art inspired by iwashi (a breed of Japanese fish also known as the Japanese pilchard), and Sakura has been used to enhance your experience of a Japanese spring!

 

This is the second round of Kyoto Aquarium’s seasonal interactive art called. This season’s interactive art is called ‘Sakura to iwashi’, which aims to enhance your experience and mood of the season!

 

Visitors can enjoy the beautiful flowing shape of sakura, dancing like a gorgeous snowstorm of petals, which resembles the motion of a shoal of ‘Haru iwashi’ (Spring pilchards). This special interactive art will be displayed in front of the large water tank in Kyoto Aquarium from Friday 1st April 2016.

 

This magical interactive art will represent iwashi swimming freely though the air, bringing the sensation and atmosphere of swimming deep in the sea. Passing through the entrance, visitors will be greeted by a show of fully bloomed Sakura as part of an overhead display, glowing to reveal their fine and delicate petals.

 

The flow of the beautiful blizzard of sakura will be synchronised with the shoal of pilchards swimming in the large tank. Savour your experience of a Japanese spring by enjoying this mystical and beautiful display in Kyoto Aquarium.

 

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Kyoto Aquarium Interactive art to enjoy spring ‘sakura to iwashi (春を楽しむインタラクティブアート『桜といわし』)
Limited period:Friday 1st April 2016 ~ Thursday 30th June 2016
Venue:Kyoto Aquarium 〒600-8835 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Kankijicho, 35−1 (Within Umekoji park)

Address of Kyoto Aquarium in Japanese: 京都水族館(京都市下京区観喜寺町35-1 梅小路公園内)
Official site  http://www.kyoto-aquarium.com/

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