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1,000 tropical fish bring splash of color to Tokyo's Ginza district

1. Passersby stop to gaze at fish in a large tank set up in Ginza Sony Park, in Tokyo's Chuo Ward, on Aug. 25, 2018. (Mainichi)

TOKYO -- Some 1,000 colorful fish of 25 different species from tropical Okinawa Prefecture in southern Japan are brightening up the Ginza district here.

    At Ginza Sony Park, which opened this month where the Sony Corp. building used to stand in the Ginza district of Tokyo, a large fish tank measuring 1.5 meters high and 5 meters wide was unveiled on Aug. 25. The fish on display, from both the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Motobu, Okinawa Prefecture, as well as from the seas around Japan's southernmost prefecture, stopped shoppers and other passersby in their tracks.

    On the weekends, staff members from Churaumi Aquarium plan to give explanations about the fish to those who come to visit the tank. The fish will continue to splash Ginza with color until Sept. 9.

    (Japanese original by Tatsuro Tamaki, Photo Group)

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