I visited to Art Aquarium at Nihonbashi, Tokyo. Many goldfish have been displayed beautifully!
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The beauty of Japan is not only ‘Wabi / Sabi’. I think that they can be categorized into three types.
- Elegant beauty of royal family
- Chic beauty of Samurai
- Glamorous beauty of the townspeople
In Edo period, Nihonbashi was the most prosperous town. It is often drawn in Ukiyo-e*. Art aquarium was a space where a blended with glamorous atmosphere of Edo and contemporary technology.
About Nihonbashi, Western-style statues of eidolons are famous. This was produced in 1911. There is a restoration model of wooden Nihonbashi in the Edo period at the Edo-Tokyo Museum. It is impressive museum! If you are interested in Edo life, I also recommend Koto Fukagawa Edo Museum, too.
- Edo-Tokyo Museum http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/en/
- Koto Fukagawa Edo Museum https://www.kcf.or.jp/fukagawa/