Known for their digital 'artworks' which act as the backdrop to every second Tokyoite's profile pic, teamLab have certainly put their stamp on Tokyo, with two museums having opened this year: teamLab Borderless and teamLab Planets. At peak times, however, the museums can descend into a mess of queuing for the most popular installations. Luckily, if you're planning to have a little getaway away from Tokyo, teamLab also offer plenty of immersive and interactive exhibitions both permanent and temporary across the country. Beat the Tokyo crowds and teamLab-ify your trip through Japan at these exhibitions.
The lobby at this mountain-resort hotel in northwestern Kyushu has been permanently transformed into a sea of light bulbs that resonate with proximity. On top of that, part of Mifuneyama Rakuen Park has become the set for ‘A Forest Where Gods Live’ until October 28 this year. Natural phenomena such as ponds, rocks and waterfalls are all projected with nature-inspired imagery, which as always, are interactive.
‘A Forest Where Gods Live’, until Oct 28. Adults ¥1,200, junior high school & high school students ¥800, 12 year-olds & under, FREE entry.
These ‘resonating trees’ change colour when you walk past them, and emit a specific tone, which is different for every tree. They made an appearance in Ginza this summer, so if you missed them, head straight to Tokushima: the exhibition here is permanent.
'Resonating Trees, Tokushima'. Tue-Sun 7pm-9pm. FREE entry.
The nature theme continues at the museum inside Ube Tokiwa Park, where the botanical garden has been covered with teamLab’s characteristic digital projections of otherworldly flora and fauna, with animals made from digital flowers prowling the walls and scattering to touch.
'Ube Tokiwa Park 2018 The Botanical Garden & Animals of Flowers, Symbiotic Lives', until Nov 4. ¥500, FREE entry for high school students & younger.
For the room-by-room guide to Mori Building Digital Art Museum Epson teamLab Borderless, click here.