For quite some time now, a group of aquatic life enthusiasts in Osaka known as Kingyobu (i.e. the “goldfish club”) has been busy turning phone booths into public fish tanks.
Truth be told, most of these pieces of urban furniture are now obsolete, thanks to cell phones and the like, which is why it comes as good news indeed that someone decided to find a new use for them.
As the people behind this project explain
, the first thing to do is to seal the phone booth and make sure there is no way for the water to get out once it is poured in.
After that, all it takes is a filter and some lights, and this innovative streets aquarium is ready to welcome its new residents.
The idea is noteworthy to say the least, and we can only hope that the goldfish inhabiting these tanks will never go through a Collin-Farrel-in-the-“Phone Booth” type of experience, seeing how the receiver is left in.