Event

Gallery AaMo

Ig®️Nobel Prize Exhibition

September 22 , 2018 (Sat) ~November 4, 2018 (Sun)

Have you ever heard of The Ig Nobel Prize?​ ​

The Ig Nobel Prizes were created in 1991 and have been awarded to “honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think.” It is a parody of the Nobel prize. The prize is awarded every autumn drawing attention from all over the world. Japanese scientists made headlines when they scooped prize.

It is a world's first official Ig Nobel Prize exhibition with the cooperation of Marc Abrahams: Marc is an editor of the magazine ''Annals of Improbable Research''devoted to scientific humor. Learn and enjoy awarded researches, Ig Nobel history and join simulators. These unique researches make you laugh and then think. Also, visit Ig Nobel gift shop for humorous products.

Discover awesome researches from all over the world! Don't miss them!

For admission tickets

  • *All services are available in Japanese.​ ​​ ​

Admission Fee

Walk up: Adults, senior high school or older ¥1,400 Children under junior high school ¥900
Advance: Adults, senior high school students or older ¥1,200 Children under junior high school ¥700​ ​

  • *Preschoolers Free (No unaccompanied without adult)
  • *Advance tickets are no longer available after opening day (9/22).

For visitors with disabilities:

When you present disability certificate, admission is free for your single helper. However, you must purchase the ticket as a guest.

Exhibition:

What is the Ig Nobel Prize?​ ​​ ​

This is a beginner-level section introducing eccentric and quintessential researches which scientists devoted themselves passionately caring what they were said. We also show unique trophies! And the highlight must be the ceremony at Harvard University! With Harvard professors and Nobel prize winners, it goes totally absurd. It is said that seats are premium-priced.
This section describes The Ig Novel Prize with unique trophies and introducing the exciting ceremony in video.

​ ​A trophy based on 2002 theme JARGON
*All pictures shown are for illustration purpose only.

Description Panels and Genuine Awarded Researches

Remarkably, Japan and the U.K have stood out as being extremely efficient producers of Ig Nobel Prize winners. This section introduces Japanese winners focusing on especially unique researches with genuine products and panels. From literally eye-opening to CMU, you'll enjoy numbers of serious and funny scientific researches. Award categories are 8 to 9, including Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics, Peace and ​Nutrition. ​ ​​ ​

Excerpts:

A bra that turns into gas mask​ ​
A bra that can be quickly converted into a pair of gas masks. One for the wearer and one to be given to a needy bystander. An item which 2 persons can use for different purposes.​ ​​ ​

Artificial replacement testicles for neutered dogs
''Neuticles'' are testicle implants for neutered dogs which miss their balls, and their absence might depress or lower their self esteem. They allow your dogs look natural preserve self-esteem and recover from the trauma associated with castration.

Come and check more!

Simulator booth

Do you want to try those products? Come and experience at this booth. Enjoy various experiences that make everyone of all generations laugh.

Gift shop

Visit gift shop to find humorous products.

We will keep you updated with the latest news.

  • *The schedule and information provided here are subject to change.
  • A bra that can be quickly converted into a pair of gas masks.

  • A bra that can be quickly converted into a pair of gas masks.

  • Under-Ease, airtight underwear that prevents bad-smelling gases

  • Assessing the effect of listening to opera on mice which have had heart transplant operations (anti-rejection)

  • Clocky, an alarm clock that runs away and hides

  • Bow-Lingual, a computer-based automatic dog-to-human language translation device.

  • While a locust was watching selected highlights from the movie “Star Wars

  • Why woodpeckers don't get headaches​ ​

  • The side-effects of swallowing swords

  • Slime molds can solve puzzles

  • 'Airborne wasabi' to awaken sleeping people in case of an emergency

  • A long-standing tradition: Throwing paper planes at the Ig Nobels

  • 2012 Winners

  • 2009 winners

  • 2005 Winners

  • Creating the Schmidt sting pain index, which rates the relative pain people feel when stung by various insects

  • Measuring the relative pain people suffer while looking at an ugly painting, rather than a pretty painting, while being shot by a powerful laser beam

  • When you attach a weighted stick to the rear end of a chicken, the chicken then walks in a manner similar to that in which dinosaurs are thought to have walked

  • Photographing and retrospectively analyzing every meal he has consumed during a period of 34 years​ ​

  • ''Neuticles'', artificial testicles for neutered dogs

  • *All pictures shown are for illustration purpose only.​ ​

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About The Ig Nobel Prize

The Ig Nobel Prizes were created in 1991 and have been awarded to “honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think.” It is a parody of the Nobel prize. The prize is awarded every autumn and drawing attention from all over the world. 23 Japanese scientist teams won prizes for products including "karaoke", "tamagocchi" and researches including "Training pigeons to discriminate between the paintings of Picasso and those of Monet", "Frictional Coefficient under Banana Skin" and " "Perceived size and perceived distance of targets viewed from between the legs: Evidence for proprioceptive theory".

About Marc Abrahams:

Marc founded the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony in 1991, and serves as MC in a gala event held every year at Harvard University. Prizes have been awarded to “honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think." He is an editor, also co-founder of the ''Annals of Improbable Research'', also wrote "This is Improbable", "The Ig Nobel Prizes", much of the web site and blog www.improbable.com. and for other publications, on science, technology, medicine, and other topics.​ ​https://www.improbable.com/

Message from Marc :

"Japan is one of leading nations which have stood out as being extremely efficient producers of Ig Nobel Prize winners. I believe that typically Japanese are open toward what others might regard as eccentric projects, amused by and, to at least some degree, admire them.”​ ​

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Information

Schedule September 22 , 2018 (Sat) ~November 4, 2018 (Sun)
Hours Weekdays : 12:00-18:00
Weekends, National holidays : 10:00 - 18:00
Admission until 17:30
Admission Fee Walk up: Adults, senior high school or older ¥1,400 Children under junior high school ¥900
Advance: Adults, senior high school or older ¥1,200 Children under junior high school ¥700​ ​
Preschoolers Free (No unaccompanied without adult)
Place Gallery AaMo(URL
Supporters Promotors:Tokyo Dome Co., Ltd., Dream Studio Co., Ltd.
Cooperator: Marc Abrahams (Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony Founder)
Sponsor: Yomiuri Shimbun

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