Posts Tagged ‘fish’


It turns out that going to the aquarium is a much more exciting affair when the illusion of untainted nature that is presented is broken radically and repeatedly by the intrusion of human keepers into the scene. During spring vacation I went to the Osaka Aquarium, the Kaiyukan, with my friends Dirk and Nichole, who […]

At Tsukiji


This winter vacation, six friends of mine (six!) came out for a visit — first to Tokyo, and then down to the Kansai area, where I live. Since jet lag is a wonderful thing and WILL get you out of bed so delightfully early in the morning, my friends and I decided that a 5 […]

kaiyukan, redux


Since I’ve already written about the Kaiyukan, I suppose this entry is primarily an excuse to post some more pictures of jellyfish and penguins. In any case, on December 18th — Hsuan’s last day in Osaka before heading off to Nara for research — Hsuan, J., and I went to the Osaka Aquarium, or Kaiyukan, […]



On August 2, Aya-san and I went to Osaka’s Kaiyukan (海遊館), one of the premier aquariums in the world. So premier that it actually has an enormous central tank that holds a genuine whale shark (of course, there’s an aquarium in Okinawa with TWO whale sharks). The layout of the Kaiyukan is really interesting. The […]