While it’s technically a part of teamLab Planets, this creation is completely free to see if you’re in Toyosu. ‘Universe of Fire Particles Falling from the Sky’ is a digital waterfall that changes its flow based on the viewer’s proximity to the art. The monolith features bright red and orange flames tumbling down, similar to volcanic eruption. Influenced by human presence, the waterfall changes as a person steps onto the floor panel and the shape of the flames change to create a ‘black absolute presence’ behind the person's feet.
Tsukiji outer market, Sensoji Temple and Shibuya Crossing are probably already on your Tokyo to-do list – but don’t forget about teamLab. While the art collective showcases its works all over the world, it's also got some must-see exhibitions in Tokyo including the massive teamLab Planets museum in Toyosu. Unfortunately, we bid farewell to teamLab Borderless in Odaiba last summer, but it has plans to reopen in central Tokyo in 2023.
Need a bit more convincing before shelling out ¥3,200 for the museum entry? You’re in luck – Tokyo is also home to plenty of free public art created by teamLab. Here’s where to find these hidden teamLab pieces, from a ritzy Ginza department store to Tokyo Skytree.
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