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From Wednesday, March 20 at the special exhibition “Gokigenyo Fishes” featuring juvenile fish (Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture).



Special exhibition in collaboration with Mr. Karibu Suzuki Cute fish children are the stars of the show!

The special exhibition “Karibu Suzuki x Umigatari: Garekigenyou fisheries exhibition” will be held at the Joetsu City Aquatic Museum Umigatari in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, from March 20 (Wednesday, national holiday), focusing on fish children (juvenile fish).

Karibu Suzuki

This special exhibition is a project in collaboration with Mr. Karibu Suzuki, a shore-side juvenile fish collector who has appeared in many media and events and is the director of the “Juvenile Fish Aquarium” in Shizuoka Prefecture. Fish children (juveniles) are a precious moment in the growth process, as there are many species whose appearance differs from that of fish adults (adults). This special exhibition focuses on juvenile fish and introduces new discoveries about their charms, wonders, and cuteness. This is the first time that Umigatari has held a special exhibition on juvenile fish.

emperor angelfish 

The main part of the special exhibition is a themed tank displaying juvenile fish and juvenile organisms. The tanks are divided by theme, displaying juvenile fish from the Sea of Japan and Pacific Ocean sides, respectively, as well as those that undergo significant changes in the process of becoming adults from juvenile fish. Visitors can observe them closely while listening to the explanations of the Umigatari keepers and Mr. Suzuki’s original recommendations.

southern spotted boxfish

According to Umigatari, the juvenile fish on display are collected from all over Japan and abroad, and will be replaced as needed during the exhibition.

Hypodytes rubripinnis

On March 20 (Wed., national holiday), the first day of the special exhibition, an opening ceremony will be held with Mr. Suzuki. On May 5 (Sun., national holiday) during Golden Week, an event will be held at a fishing port in Joetsu City where you can actually experience shore-side collecting with Mr. Suzuki.

In addition, visitors can enjoy the “Gasa Gasa Experience Booth,” where they can enjoy a simulated experience of collecting juvenile shore fishes in a ball pool, a quiz corner, and a quiz rally where visitors can get an original card by visiting the museum. The museum store will offer juvenile fish goods, and the restaurant will have a special menu featuring shirasu.

The special exhibition will run for approximately three months. Visitors will be able to enjoy the charm and wonder of juvenile fish as well as their changing appearance during that period.

For more information about the special exhibition and related events, please visit the Umigatari website.

Karibu Suzuki × Umigatari: Happily Ever After Fish Exhibition
■Period: March 20 (Wed., national holiday) – June 9 (Sun.) 10:00 – 17:00 (last admission 16:30)
April 27-May 6: 9:00-18:00 (last admission 17:30)
■Venue: Joetsu City Aquatic Museum Umi-no-Tari (2-15-15 Gochi, Joetsu City)
■Inquiry:TEL025-543-2449(Joetsu City Aquatic Museum Umi-no-Tatari)
■Home Page:https://www.umigatari.jp/joetsu/

Presentation of growth records of juvenile fish
Date: April 27 (Sat) and May 18 (Sat), 13:30-13:45
Venue: Dolphin Stadium, 3F
Content: The growth of juvenile fish exhibited in the special exhibition will be recorded, and the breeding staff will present the growth of the fish.

Juvenile fish tanks made by everyone
■Date: Sunday, May 5, 12:00-13:30
■Venue: Fishing ports in Joetsu City
■Fare: 1,000 yen
■Capacity: 15 people (advance application required; if there are too many applications, a drawing will be held)
■Application period: Wednesday, April 10
Eligibility:5th grade elementary school students and up (elementary school students must be accompanied by an adult)
■Personal belongings: Boots, hat, gloves, drink, towel
■Contents: This is a participatory project in which you and Mr. Suzuki will collect juvenile fish at an actual quay.
■How to apply: E-mail:  info@umigatari.jp<Subject>【Juvenile fish tank created by everyone】 <Text> Name (furigana) and age of all participants. Enter the contact information of the representative.

Juvenile Fish Night
■Date: May 5 (Sun., holiday) 18:00-21:00, Talk Event 19:00-20:00
*About 500 people on a first-come, first-served basis
■Content: A special nighttime opening will be held to allow visitors to closely observe the creatures in a different light than during the daytime. Mr. Suzuki will appear in the talk event and talk a lot about the charm of juvenile fish.

Joetsu City Aquatic Museum Umi-no-Tatari

Tel: 025-543-2449

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