Frozen Aquarium

Located in Kori no Suizokukan, Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan and kept at a mind numbing -20C (-4F) every fish in this aquarium is flash frozen and swimming in ice, er, so to speak. Specimens are caught in the sea and brought in to this northern port town by fishermen.

I got most of my pictures from this website but it's in Portuguese. There was something said about thawing the fish at the end of the season and using it for sushi. Was that a joke?

The aquarium features around 450 specimens of around 80 species of marine wildlife and visitors can enjoy a brief break from the scorching sun and admire all sorts of fish, crabs or octopuses, as well as unusual objects like action figures, bottles of sake, or flowers, all embedded in huge blocks of ice. 

This aquarium has been in operation, seasonally, since 2002. Special cold weather 'suits' are issued to visitors because you're all cold weather pussies! A Canadian from my area of the the country would be walking around sweating in a short sleeved shirt and shorts. I say that only because I've seen people in this exact outfit at -20C and wondered if there was something wrong with their heads.

Anyway, here are some pics.



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