Keitai Mizu (Mobile Water)

Mobile Takara-sagashi

Spatial Dialogues and the Boat People Associationas part of SHIBUYA: UNDERGROUND STREAMS, are holding a mobile treasure hunt for art! Keitai Mizu artists are wondering: would you like to join in?

When: June 2-4, 2013

Where: Shibuya, Tokyo


We’ve placed various water-related creatures and objects made by Australian and Japanese artists around the site.

Participants will be given 15 minutes to take camera phone pictures of the sea creatures whose habitat is Tokyo. You must then distinguish between the real and imaginary, local and foreign objects and send ONLY the images of Tokyo-related sea creatures to the Spatial Dialogues Twitter account via camera phone apps like Instagram.


The winner will be the one who correctly guesses the most objects in 15 minutes.

We will also feature a version of the game using Tokyo joao chizu to discover the underground rivers.

Images will then be uploaded to the Spatial Dialogues website.

For more information, or to RSVP, email us at

We’re looking forward to watching your stories and adventures unfold!

Artists include Larissa Hjorth, Ryuta Nakajima, Simon Perry, Kate Rohde, Kate Shaw, Fleur Summers, Masato Takasaka, Toshi Tomita and Yasuko Toyoshima.