From afar, this appears to be just another phone booth, but upon closer inspection, you’ll see that it’s actually a giant goldfish aquarium. That’s right, a group of art students from Japan that call themselves Kingyobu (meaning ‘the goldfish club’ in Japanese) have transformed this old telephone booths into functional goldfish tanks. Continue reading for more pictures.

In Japanese culture, a goldfish is an important symbol of happiness and prosperity, therefore shimmering Gold Tele aquariums not only instantly catch your eye, but also incorporate something magical into everyday’s life on the streets of Osaka.

Recognized for their red jumpsuits, the members of the Kingyobu installed their first aquarium in 2011, and several other followed throughout 2012.



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