— ART, FASHION & MORE !
When describing one of Japanesque summer moments, goldfish scooping game which can be found at summer festivals is always an unforgettable memory to cherish — and I believe people in Japan are historically told that goldfish swimming in a bowl has magical connotations to visually cool off on hot summer days.
And lately, the Japanese art world got an interesting combo of a number of innovative ideas interacting with the traditional pleasures of summer in Japan. Entitled “Eco Edo Nihombashi Art Aquarium 2014“, the Japanese artist/commercial space designer Hidetomo Kimura has presented this huge aquarium bringing 5000+ pieces of goldfish in Nihombashi district of Tokyo, one of the historical districts in Japan.
Using an array of LEDs, projection mapping and lens with reflections, his drastic approach is divided into 10 phases, including the collaboration craftwork with KyoYuzen, the biggest Kimono brand in Kyoto Japan. It looked like a madhouse in the very beginning but somehow I started to feel a feeling of relaxation.
Considered current his status as “aquarium artist“, Kimura also pays homage to the people who inspired him to connect with aquatic culture and every business that promotes the culture. Also, he has worked as a designer at Venini, the Venetian top glass company, since 2012. I believe that his much research on goldfish and brilliant yet extraordinary decorating aesthetic have added sparkle summer in Japan, in myriad ways. (!!)
“Eco Edo Nihombashi Art Aquarium 2014”, an exhibit of artwork by Hidetomo Kimura will be on display through September 23 at Nihombashi Mitsui Hall (in the shopping complex Coredo Muromachi) located at 2-2-1 Nihombashi Muromachi on the fifth floor, Chuo-ku in Tokyo.