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『チームラボ どんぐりの森の呼応する生命』(Photo: teamLab)

In photos: this forested park in Saitama prefecture is getting a new teamLab exhibition

Tokorozawa Sakura Town will have two new permanent outdoor installations by teamLab – opening August 1

By Youka Nagase

As if the manga museum and anime hotel weren’t enough reason to visit the new Tokorozawa Sakura Town in Saitama prefecture, the area will also be home to a brand new digital art exhibition from teamLab. The art collective is installing a permanent outdoor attraction, ‘teamLab: Resonating Life in the Acorn Forest’, in Higashi Tokorozawa Park, right beside the Sakura Town complex.

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Photo: teamLab

The new attraction is made up of two works. The first, ‘Sunrise and Sunset: Autonomous Resonating Life – Liquified Light Color, Sunrise and Sunset’, will feature large acorn-shaped objects spread across the grounds of the park. During the day, the surface of these digital acorns will reflect their surroundings like a mirror, effectively camouflaging them in the environment. In the evening, the acorns will light up in different colours and synchronise based on the sounds around them.

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Photo: teamLab

The second work, with the uncharacteristically simple name ‘Resonating Trees’, will also revolve around colourful lights. Similar to those digital acorns, the lights here will also change their colour according to surrounding sound patterns.

This permanent teamLab attraction in Higashi Tokorozawa Park will open on August 1 2020, and you can visit from noon to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm) every day except Tuesday. Ticket prices vary depending on the time of day, but adult tickets range from ¥500 to ¥1,200. Tokorozawa residents will get a discount of ¥200; tickets purchased via the official website also get a ¥100 discount. 

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