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3,000 Trees Explode with Color! teamLab Transforms an Ancient Japanese Garden

3,000 Trees Explode with Color! teamLab Transforms an Ancient Japanese Garden

Written by Steve Csorgo

Ibaraki 2021.01.07 Bookmark

teamLab's latest digital installation transforms the historical Kairakuen Garden into surreal scenery! The light exhibition will be held from 13 February until March 21, 2021, within the frame of the garden's famous annual Plum Blossom Festival.

This Spring! teamLab Exhibition at Kairakuen Garden

3,000 Trees Explode with Color! teamLab Transforms an Ancient Japanese Garden

Picture courtesy of teamLab

Renowned art collective teamLab will create another dynamic spectacle of digital light at Kairakuen Garden in Ibaraki's Mito City.

Kairakuen is a renowned plum blossom viewing spot boasting around 3,000 plum trees of one hundred different varieties. This garden is also one of the most beautiful places to visit in the fall, when the leaves of the ginkgo trees lining its paths turn a bright, eye-catching gold.

The Festival of Light will see this historical garden evolve into an exhilarating art display complete with interactive exhibitions.

3000 Trees Explode with Color! teamLab Transforms an Ancient Japanese Garden

Picture courtesy of teamLab

teamLab, who have achieved worldwide fame with their cutting-edge digital shows, are currently exploring the motif of digitized nature. Instead of tearing down or covering up nature, the project seeks to amplify natural beauty by blending it with digital art.

3000 Trees Explode with Color! teamLab Transforms an Ancient Japanese Garden

Picture courtesy of teamLab

The Festival of Light will kick off on February 13th and run until March 21st, 2021. During this period, the park’s 3,000 magnificent plum trees will be in bloom, transforming the whole area into a vivid kaleidoscope of pinks and whites and filling the air with a delicate scent.

3,000 Trees Explode with Color! teamLab Transforms an Ancient Japanese Garden

Picture courtesy of teamLab

Kairakuen itself is a must-visit for lovers of Japanese gardens. Established in 1842 during the latter half of the Edo period (1603-1868), it is known as one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. teamLab’s exhibition will also coincide with Kairakuen’s highly anticipated plum blossom festival, which is celebrating its 180-year anniversary.

Soak up some of Japan’s most pristine nature and be hypnotized by teamLab’s newest project at Kairakuen’s Festival of Light!

TeamLab Kairakuen Festival of Light

Venue: Kairakuen Garden (Ibaraki, Mito City, Tokiwacho 1-Chome)
Access: 1-minute walk from Kairakuen Station (Joban Line)
Period: 13 February – 21 March, 2021
Hours: 18:00 - 20:30 (last entry 20:00)
Admission:
- Adult: 1,500 yen
- Junior-high/high-school: 800 yen
- Elementary school or younger: free
Website: https://www.teamlab.art/e/kairakuengarden/

Main image courtesy of teamLab

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