The Sumida Aquarium’s special installment ‘Moon and Jellyfish’ tells a story of the different life stages of a jellyfish, comparing them to various phases that the stars and moon show in the night sky. The origin of the Japanese kanji for Jellyfish (which is 海月) comes from an idea that it looks like the moon floating in the ocean.
The installment takes place in the Jellyfish area on the 6th floor, which includes a tank with about 500 jellyfish. Movies projected on the ceiling and walls show the waxing and waning of the moon, star constellations and shooting stars which are likened to various life stages of the jellyfish. The story is accompanied with relaxing music as well, giving you an unconventional aquarium experience that’s perfect for all ages and occasions.
1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo