'Eco Edo' art aquarium is a different kettle of fish

Jul 29, 2014

'Eco Edo' art aquarium is a different kettle of fish

by Masami Ito

Japan loves goldfish, especially in the summer, during which festival goldfish-scooping games are always popular and yukata (light summer kimono) and hand-held fans often sport goldfish patterns. The delicate sound of the furin wind chimes and images of fish swimming in clear water evoke ...

Aquarium chief dolphins' best friend

Oct 29, 2013

Aquarium chief dolphins' best friend

Right after the Great East Japan Earthquake struck in March 2011, Junichi Jingu, manager of exhibits at Marinepia Matsushima Aquarium, feared that he would never see its rare Commerson’s dolphins again. “The shaking was so strong that I thought the floors would collapse,” Jingu, ...

Belugas create 'art' at Yokohama aquarium

Sep 20, 2013

Belugas create 'art' at Yokohama aquarium

Beluga whales at a Yokohama aquarium are learning how to paint pictures as part of an autumn art program for visitors, an official said. The whales at Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise will begin showing off their skills with specially adapted paintbrushes they are able ...