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Interactive digital art display wows visitors to Kyoto's Nijo Castle

A digital art projection shows fallen ginkgo and maple leaves whirling in response to people's movements at Nijo Castle's Ninomaru-goten Palace in Kyoto's Nakagyo Ward, on Nov. 22, 2018. (Mainichi/Ai Kawahira)

KYOTO -- An interactive digital art display at Nijo Castle complete with enchanting scents is impressing autumn visitors to the UNESCO World Heritage site in this city's Nakagyo Ward.

The Daidokoro kitchen of the castle's Ninomaru-goten Palace, which is usually closed to the public, has been thrown open so visitors can enjoy projections of cosmos flowers that flutter in response to people's movements, accompanied by hints of perfume. The Okiyodokoro kitchen behind the Daidokoro kitchen has also been opened for a projected display of golden Japanese susuki grasses created by LEDs.

The event is open from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (last admittance at 9 p.m.) until Dec. 9. Regular admission is 1,200 yen, and 800 yen for elementary school students. For inquiries, call the castle office at 075-841-0096 (in Japanese).

(Japanese original by Ai Kawahira, Kyoto Bureau)

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