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Japan Photo Journal: Nighttime light and sound art event held at century-old park

(Mainichi/Toru Morinaga)

The digital art installation "Walk, Walk, Walk -- Moso Bamboo Forest," in which animals and humans walk continuously along a bamboo grove, is seen in Kairakuen garden in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Feb. 26, 2021. The installation is part of the "teamLab: Digitized Kairakuen Garden" evening art event, held to coincide with the plum blossom festival that started at the garden on March 1. Colorful lights and images are projected onto the plum trees and bamboo groves, creating a fantastic space completely different from the daytime scenery. Some of the works change color and sound when visitors touch or come close to them. TeamLab founder Toshiyuki Inoko, said, "I hope that the art will bring nature, history, and visitors together, and that it will help people to feel the existence of others and of history through the works. I want people to walk and explore the space of yin and yang." The exhibition is open from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., until March 31. Entry is 1,500 yen for adults. Tickets with specified dates can be purchased online. For inquiries, contact Ibaraki Broadcast System at 029-243-4111 (in Japanese).

    (Japanese original by Toru Morinaga, Mito Bureau)

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