With a focus on the “ocean” as our theme, we are holding an exhibition where you can enjoy learning about the mysteries of the Earth, through its past, present and future. In this exhibit, you will feel like you are actually in the ocean, with the digital globe (the “Tangible Earth”) that was highly popular at the United Nations and at other museums in the world featured on the indoor observatory of the Tokyo City View. After the sun sets, visitors are able to enjoy breathtaking visuals projected against the city illumination of scenes like the bountiful oceans of the Black Stream, beautiful deep-sea plankton, humpback whales and more. A Workshop “Kids' Earth Class” will also be held for visitors to learn more about the oceans and the Earth.
Exhibition Special Website * In Japanese-language
#1 The “Tangible Earth” Digital Globe
Visitors to Tokyo City View will be able to see and touch an enhanced version of the world’s first digital globe, the “Tangible Earth.” We will feature fascinating content that gives viewers a chance to think about our Earth, such as a tour by a Polar bear of the oceans of the North Pole using the digital globe to react to your voice; or the secrets of the ocean that awaken with the coming of a typhoon. On-site staff members will be available to guide visitors through the different events that occur on our planet.
#2 The Multicolored Organisms of the Seas of Okinawa
An exquisitely-shaped and massive aquarium will be on display, thanks to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Visitors can marvel at the colorful world of the ocean, stocked with fish such as baby zebra sharks, starfish, Ocellaris clownfish, spotted garden eels, sapphire devils, porcupinefish and more.
* Note that the variety of marine creatures on exhibit is subject to change.
#3 Amazing in Scale! Humpback Whales and Mantas Floating in the Nightscape!
This exhibit features dynamic 4K high definition visuals of mother and child humpback whales, mantas, whale sharks and more, drifting in the Tokyo nightscape. It uses the latest projection mapping technology to immediately transform the aerial observatory into a deep sea that visitors can experience. (Shown from sunset to 22:00)
Professor, Kyoto University of Art and Design; Director, Earth Literacy Program
Goods and Merchandise
At the Tokyo City View Souvenir Shop on the 52nd floor, goods and merchandise related to the exhibition will be on sale. Toys, stationaries, accessories and more with the Earth and marine motif will be a perfect souvenir!
Tangible Earth Museum 2018 - featuring Ocean and Marine Creatures
- Earth Literacy Program, Tokyo City View
- Lead Sponsor
- Umi-to-Nippon Project (The Ocean and Japan Project)
- Corporate Sponsors
- Ajinomoto Co., Inc., ELGC K.K. AVEDA
- The Okinawa Churashima Foundation, Sony Enterprise Co., Ltd., NIPPURA CO., LTD., Uchida Design Inc., AZLAB, Inc., Hajime Fukuda, Weathernews Inc., National Geographic (TV), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
- In Association with
- Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau