Art review: Edo-Kingyo's Coolness and the Night Aquarium Museum Lounge

Date of this Version


Document Type

Miscellaneous Material

Publication Details

Citation only.

Bramstedt, K. A. (2012). [Art review of Edo-Kingyo's Coolness and the Night Aquarium Museum Lounge]. Journal of bioethical inquiry, 9(2), 213-214.

Access the publisher's website.

© Copyright Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2012




As with circuses, aquariums have been the subject of concern for animal welfare experts (Tilikum, Katina, Corky, Kasatka, and Ulises v. SeaWorld 2011): Is captivity the best place for these animals? Are these settings merely entertainment venues? If they provide an educational experience for viewers, does the learning experience outweigh the risks to the animals? Could the education be gained by other modes? What are the elements of animal welfare in the setting of an aquarium? After viewing the Edo—Kingyo’s Coolness Tokyo art exhibit online using the creator’s YouTube video (Kimura 2011), the importance of all of these questions becomes apparent.

This document is currently not available here.