Sunshine Aquarium in Ikebukuro, Tokyo is set to host its third Hen na Ikimono Ten (‘Exhibition of Strange Living Creatures’) from March 30 to early July next year in collaboration with Ikuo Hayakawa, author of the best-selling book Hen na Ikimono. The first and second exhibitions brought in close to 200,000 people.
The exhibition will feature a line-up of odd-looking animals with detailed audio commentaries from Ikuo Hayakawa himself to create an experience that will feel like you are immersed in the book.
Some of the creatures on display include the Peters’ elephantnose fish which has a chin like that of an elephant’s trunk, the Armadillo girdled lizard which puts its tail in its mouth and rolls up into a ball when it feels threatened, and the spindly, spider-like arrow crab. More creatures are scheduled to be announced in the near future.
If you’re a fan of weird and wacky wildlife then don’t miss out on this special exhibition.
Sunshine Aquarium x Ikuo Hayakawa 3rd ‘Hen na Ikimono’ Exhibition
Running: March 20, 2019 – Early July 2019
Location: Sunshine Aquarium
*Priced at ¥400 for users of the aquarium or observation deck and yearly pass holders.
Address: 3-1-3 Higashiikebukuro, World Import Mart Bldg. Rooftop, Toshima Ward, Tokyo
Now until March 20, 2019 – 10:00-18:00
From March 21, 2019 – 10:00-21:00
Price: Adults (High School Students and Above) ¥2,200 / Children (Elementary & Middle School Students) ¥1,200 / Infants (4+ years) ¥700
Official Website: http://www.sunshinecity.co.jp
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