I visited OMOSHIRO Aquarium in Yokohama China Town, Kanagawa prefecture to see the effects of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. "OMOSHIRO" means interesting or amusing. The aquarium is funded by talent agency "YOSHIMOTO KOUGYOU" which has produced many famous comedians in Japan. As I expected, the aquarium displays fish by unique ways so that everybody can learn about marine creatures happily.
By the way, Yokohama China Town is also known where we can eat various Chinese foods. Do you know that Yokohama China Town is the biggest China Town of the world? I visited there because I wanted to know how people think about Yokohama China Town too. I could see many families, groups or couples enjoying lunch, dinner or shopping happily as if they have forgotten the nuclear accident. People in there have no worry about the accident as if they have never known it.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on November 27, 2012.
“OMOSHIRO” means interesting or amusing in Japanese.
Exactly, the aquarium is a very amusing.
The aquarium is 3rd floor of CHINASQUARE in Yokohama China Town.
Yokohama Marine Tower
It is 106 meters tall.
View from the tower
Access map for the Tower and Yokohama Chinatown
It is easy to find Chinasquare and this signboard.
If you cannot find the entrance, this man helps you.
Brutal moray is living with shrimp
Hermit crab is living with Sea anemone
School of Killifish
Enjoy the Talk show by fish
Chukagai : Yokohama China Town
This is the biggest China Town of the world.
People visit the "Kanteibyo" to pray for good business. The "Kanteibyo" is dedicated to Guanyu, the hero of Sanguozhi (the history of three countries).
I found nice food today, too!
Tenshin amaguri : Tianjin sweet roasted chestnuts
Peach shaped Steamed Bun
Panda shaped Steamed Bun
Chinese mitten crab
Kanagawa prefecture is far from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. And the prefecture has no nuclear power plant. So it seems that people in Kanagawa prefecture have no concern about the accidents. People in Kanagawa prefecture are living in usual life as if the accidents had never occurred before.
I continue to visit to aquariums in Japan to see the effects of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident because we can see many kinds of fish which are fed Japanese sea food and living in Japanese water. I think they are sensitive to radioactive materials from environment, so it is important to see their health for our food safety.