Tetsuya Matsumoto The Parallel Blue Aquarium Dining
The Parallel Blue Aquarium Dining is Iron Design Award winner in 2020 - 2021 Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award Category.
The Parallel Blue Aquarium Dining

Located in one of the most bustling nightlife spots in Japan, The Parallel Blue offers a new aquarium dining experience in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Challenging the ocean-themed possibilities in the heart of the concrete jungle, the new restaurant turns the simple hospitality environment into an immersive space where dinners are submerged in an aquarium universe. To create the immersive experience, walls were finished in mirrors and the ceiling in similarly reflective aluminum panels expending the space in all directions and recreating the oceanic life in a surrounding environment.

The Parallel Blue Aquarium Dining
Tetsuya Matsumoto The Parallel Blue
Tetsuya Matsumoto Aquarium Dining
Tetsuya Matsumoto design
Tetsuya Matsumoto design
Tetsuya Matsumoto

Tetsuya Matsumoto is the founder and Head Architect Designer at KTX archiLAB based in Japan, and a Lecturer of a space design course at Osaka University of Art. After graduating from the same university, he specialized in commercial space design and built a large portfolio of projects varying both in type and scale, from shops and restaurants to offices and clinics, and from a small pharmacy to a large Hospital. Tetsuya has received more than a hundred local and international design awards and became a jury member for several prestigious prizes.


Starlinks is a company acting in the restaurant field. The company is running several restaurants and izakaya, Japanese style taverns, mostly in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Starlinks operations includes different restaurants themes from starry nights to aquarium dining.