If you are visiting Japan during this summer, be sure to check out this really cool art installation which is a major attraction at Tokyo Bay. DMM.PLANETS Art by teamLab is the result of the collaboration between Fuji TV and DMM which is an online retailer.TeamLab is an interactive media unit that has enjoyed huge success in Japan. Previously, teamLab had worked together with Gucci in 2014 to create a beautiful digital installation known as the Infinity of Flowers.In 2015, teamLab also transformed the Enoshima Aquarium for their digital installation named the Night Wonder Aquarium 2015.As for the DMM.PLANETS Art by teamLab, it opened at Odaiba Dream World on the 16th of July, 2018. There will also be previous installations to be featured in this event. But the most exciting part of all is that there is a new piece called the Floating in the Falling Universe of Flowers that will showcase 10 million digital flowers in a dome art installation space. Like previous installations, this one will be interactive, where-in visitors get to release butterflies through the use of their smartphones. The cycle of birth and death of flowers are shown through this installation.Other exciting digital installation includes the Wander through the Crystal Universe which also allows interaction through the usage of visitors’ smartphones. Visitors get to use their smartphones to choose components that constitute the Crystal Universe. The movements and positions of the visitors also affect the artwork, so the installation is always changing.The price for a one-day pass ticket is 2,000 yen ( 211.00 usd) Seeing that the installations are so breathtakingly beautiful and high-tech, I would say that the ticket is worth every yen! There are always new events and things to see in Japan which make it an interesting country and worth several visits.
By John Cicioni