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Monday, 28 November 2016

Japanese skating rink causes uproar by freezing 5,000 dead fish in ice (2 Videos)

Owners of a skating rink at Space World amusement park in Kitakyushu, Japan, came under fire for what they called an "Ice Aquarium".



euronews (in English) 




Japanese Ice Rink made from 5000 Dead Fish Space World #Japan frozen fish ice rink

A theme park in Kitakyushu City is facing a growing tide of criticism over its educational attraction featuring some 5,000 sea creatures frozen into an ice rink in what it boasts to be a world-first — and possibly Japan’s last.

Space World, described as a “theme park all about space” by the Japan National Tourism Organization, launched the “Freezing Port” event for its existing ice rink on November 12 as a limited winter and spring exhibition to educate visitors about marine life.



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Park visitors can pay to rent ice skates and glide over a wide variety of fish and shellfish frozen into the ice in different zones, according to the official web site, including a section featuring enlarged photos of bigger creatures such as whale sharks that some mistook to be real.

Many of the fish used for the attractions were unfit for retail sale and sourced from public fish markets, a Space World official said.

‘Attraction both unseen and unheard of’

The theme park promised in October that visitors would have a “chance to enjoy skating under unreal conditions at an attraction both unseen and unheard of” in what is “not only a Japan-first, but undeniably a world-first.”

But an initially cautious reception quickly turned to dismay and anger after the theme park began posting preview photos of the ice rink on its Facebook page on October 26, accompanied by what many criticized as inappropriate captions.

Netizens were particularly vocal about a caption for a “Part.7” November 7 photo showing bodies of fish half-frozen into the ice rink that read “I’m d..d..drowning…It h…h..hurts…,” with one comment saying the park shouldn’t “make life into a toy.”



The fish were placed on the rink bottom and then frozen over 

Image: Space World | Source

The theme park said the more exotic animals were just pictures pasted below the ice.


Image: Space World | Source

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