【ZEKKEI Event】Step Into a Fantasy World: Shin-Enoshima Aquarium’s “ENOSUI×teamLab Night Wonder Aquarium 2015”

【ZEKKEI Event】Step Into a Fantasy World: Shin-Enoshima Aquarium’s “ENOSUI×teamLab Night Wonder Aquarium 2015”
Photo: Flowers and Fish- Enoshima Aquarium Big Sagami Bay Tank

Attracting more than 330,000 visitors last year, this special nighttime event has returned to the Shin-Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa.

This year, the aquarium is holding the event in collaboration with the “ultra-technologist group” teamLab. The group is made up of highly-trained specialists in different digital fields like computer science and engineering. They previously worked on the “teamLab Shake! Art Exhibition and Learn and Play! teamLab Future Park” exhibition at the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, which attracted more than 470,000 visitors.

Let’s take a look at teamLab’s transformation of the aquarium in “ENOSUI×teamLab Night Wonder Aquarium 2015”!

The Big Sagami Bay Tank filled and its 20,000 fish transformed into an enormous art space!

The entire Big Sagami Bay Tank will be enveloped in projected floral patterns at night, transforming the natural science water tank into a magnificent art space in mere seconds.

Responding to the motion of the sea creatures, the illuminated flowers change their appearance every second. The flowers appear to scatter when touched by fish, symbolizing the fragility of flowers in real world. One cannot help but feel a fleeting sense of loneliness when surrounded by such magical beauty.

Stand in the Aquarium, Enter a Dream World.

Illuminated spheres surround the night aquarium.

Interacting with each other and responding to vibration, the spheres gradually settle down into the same color and make soft musical tones. But when a sphere is touched, it changes color and sparks a chain reaction of changing color and sounds. Standing there among them, it truly feels like a fantasy world.

Watch Fish Drawings Come to Life!

This is where the magic happens, as hand-drawn fish come to life!

Colored drawings of sea creatures appear to swim around the gigantic virtual tank. The fish will swim away when people approach, but they can be fed by gesturing towards fish food images on the virtual tank wall. This event will be surely a great Japan trip memory!

Amazing Views of Interacting Water Tanks

The water tanks change color when people approach them.

Responding to the color change, the water tanks play soft musical tones that make for an otherworldly atmosphere that can only be found at a nighttime aquarium.

This fantastic “ENOSUI×teamLab Night Wonder Aquarium 2015” exhibition powered by teamLab is scheduled to end Friday December 25, 2015.

Also, a new installation will be revealed on Saturday September 19, at the Shinkai 2000 (Japan’s first manned research submersible) exhibition booth, with more coming in sometime in October.

This is a must-see ZEKKEI spot during any visit to Japan!

Click the link for event details:  → http://www.enosui-wonderaquarium2015.com/

Content of Exhibition
ENOSUI×teamLab Night Wonder Aquarium 2015
Place:Shin-Enoshima Aquarium
Address:2-19-1 Katase-Kaigan, Fujisawa, Kanagawa
• A 3-minute walk from Katase Enoshima Station on the Odakyu Enoshima Line
• A 10-minute walk from Enoden Enoshima Station
• A 10-minute walk from Shona-Enoshima Station on the Shonan Monorail
Exhibition period: From Saturday July 18, 2015 to Friday December 25, 2015
Hours : 17:00~20:00
※The exhibition starts from 17:00 as a special nighttime event.

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