The Aquas aquarium building is not much to look at as you speed by on Rte. 9, but a closer look reveals that it represents a shark
Opened in 2000, the building was designed by the Nikken Sekkei design company.
The dorsal fin?
The main body.
The mouth, "Jaws"!
and the tail.
Recently opened was a new Penguin House, a white concrete box to the side of the mouth. Maybe it represents a big piece of polystyrene trash that litters Japanese beaches. I once showed some photos of beaches in Cornwall to some neighbors, and the first question they asked was "where is the trash?". I've been repeatedly told that the mountains of trash on Japan Sea beaches comes from Korea, and some of it indeed does, but most of it has kanji, hiragana and katakana on it, meaning its from Japan.
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