Along with the Christmas Event that opened at the Kyoto Aquarium, we have created the light installation 101 PENGUIN, themed about the birth of a penguin. The panel of 101 penguins made with reflective materials decorates the Countryside of Kyoto Zone, an outdoor space at the aquarium. During the day, you see how the penguins blend into their surroundings in nature as they are bathed by sunlight, and at night you can see the penguins glittering spectacularly along with the illumination. A mysterious spectacle is born due to the visual effect of the mirrors.
The African penguins raised at the Kyoto Aquarium see their breeding season in Christmas, and they lay many eggs. The number 101 contains the message that one life, and one more life, will combine to create brand new life.


  • Creative Director:Toshiyuki Hashimoto (PPP), Yasutaka Sasaki (PPP)
  • Art Director:Tomohiro Okazaki (SWIMMING)
  • Designer:Yo Nishimoto (SWIMMING)
  • Acryl Panel Maker:MADOKA Co., Ltd.
  • Photographer:Daisuke Hayata
  • Special Thanks:Osamu Iwasaki (aircord), Masahito Uchino (aircord), Miki Nomura (aircord)