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Paint It Yourself! Illuminght’s Goldfish Lantern Workshop

One of the most notable additions to our Illuminight showcase are these fish. Goldfish! There will be hundreds of beautifully lighted gold fish exhibited for visitors to HYPER JAPAN Christmas 2017.

These lanterns are displayed at Yanai Goldfish Lantern Festival (柳井金魚ちょうちん祭り) in Yanai, Yamaguchi Prefecture (a prefecture located at the west end of Honshu island). They were created by hand by the local residences.

Now you know a bit about these lovely pieces of craft art – why not have a go yourself? Decorate your own goldfish lantern, painted in any way you like! Sounds wonderful, right? At the HYPER Creative Studio, you can! Paint a goldfish lantern, stick in the fins, and take it back home with you! It can be a perfect Christmas decoration or a lovely reminder of your visit to HYPER JAPAN!

The frame and paper will be supplied at the workshop, so any age can have a go! Get creative with your friends and family this Christmas!


  • Friday 24th – 18:45
  • Saturday 1st 25th – 13:45
  • Cost: Under 10 – £5, Adult – £7
  • All Ages
  • Note: This activity involves paint, so please wear clothes you are willing to get dirty in case of an accident.
  • No advance bookings
  • You should be at the Creative Studio at least 10 minutes before the starting time for the activity.
  • 30 people per workshop