Posts Tagged ‘Kaiyukan’

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 […]

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 […]