Artistic Goldfish Bowls Enchant DanmitsuArt Exhibition in Nijo-jo Castle, Kyoto23 October 2015 - Sightseeing/Events
The lighting ceremony for the art exhibition composed of goldfish bowls, lights and image projections, "ART AQUARIUM CASTLE: Kyoto, the Dance of Kingyo," hosted by Kyoto City and others, was held on the evening of October 23, at Nijo-jo Castle, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto. The ceremony began with the ribbon cutting by Danmitsu, an entertainer, and others. As a part of the 400th anniversary celebration of the Rimpa school, the event will remain open to the public until December 14.
Following last year's, this is the second exhibition at Nijo-jo Castle. Hidetomo Kimura, an artist who artistically represents swimming goldfish and Koi carp using illumination, image projections and music, set up his works of goldfish bowls in the Ninomaru Palace Garden, which is usually not open to the public. In addition to "O-oku," a magnificent work consisting of gigantic goldfish bowls, works being shown this year include "Rimparium," a work that fuses Rimpa school paintings and moving goldfish in a sliding paper door motif, as well as works imaging folding screens.
Danmitsu appeared dressed in kimono featuring goldfish and said, "Nijo-jo Castle values the discovery of new things by taking lessons from the past. It takes courage to do something new in a historic place. It is good to enjoy an exhibition in such a place." After the lighting ceremony, the show was opened to the public. Visitors were entranced with the dancing of colorful goldfish.
The exhibition is open from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission is 1,600 yen, (1,000 yen for children elementary school age and under, and free for 3 years old and under). For more information, call 050-5542-8600.(translated by Galileo, Inc.)