TeamLab Planets in Tokyo presents immersive gardens

TeamLab Planets in Tokyo presents immersive gardens

The museum, where visitors can wade through water, will become even more immersive with the addition of an interactive garden with 13,000 live orchids blooming in the air and an ever-changing moss garden with glowing fruiting bodies that resonate with light and sound.

TOKIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- teamLab Planets TOKYO is celebrating its third anniversary at Toyosu in Tokyo with an expansion of the facility: On February 2, the museum will open a new garden with two interactive art spaces.

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Two gardens will be open to visitors: one will allow visitors to become one with the flowers by immersing themselves in more than 13,000 live orchids that bloom in mid-air; the other, the moss garden, is filled with fruiting plants that flare and resonate when pushed by visitors or a gust of wind.

Comprised of nine works, including four giant art spaces and two gardens, teamLab Planets takes visitors on an immersive journey through the museum where they wade through water and traverse gardens, becoming one with the flowers around them.

teamLab Planets

teamLab Planets is a museum where you wade through water and traverse a garden, becoming one with the flowers. It includes a total of nine works, including four huge exhibition spaces and two gardens.

When we immerse our whole body in art together with other visitors, the boundaries between the body and the artwork are blurred, the boundaries between our own self, other people and the world become fluid, and we create a new relationship without boundaries between ourselves and the world.

Visitors enter the museum barefoot, then delve with others into the vast spaces filled with works of art.

For exhibition details:

[Garden 2]

Floating Flower Garden; Flowers and I are of the Same Root, the Garden and I are One

teamLab, 2015, interactive kinetic installation, continuous, soundtrack by Hideaki Takahashi

Illustrative material:

The garden of flying flowers consists of a three-dimensional mass of flowers.

They float above people, and as they move on, they fall again. The art space is filled to the brim with floating flowers. Spaces have been created in the museum where the human being is at the center. This allows visitors to walk freely through the three-dimensional, flower-filled space. When other visitors meet in it, their spaces merge into one.

Zen gardens are said to have originated as a place where groups of Zen priests practice becoming one with nature. In one of the Chinese Zen koans (a koan is a question or answer that is part of the Zen priests' theological training) titled "The Flower of Nansen. "The Flower of Nansen," a man named Rikukô Taifu, while talking to Nansen, said: "As Jô Hoshi says, >>Heaven and I grow from the same root. Everything, including myself, comes from the same matter. This is wonderful! Pointing his finger at a flower in the garden, Nansen said, "Today people look at this flower as if they were in a dream.

The work allows visitors to immerse themselves in the flowers, to unite with the garden. When one becomes one with the flowers and looks at them, they reciprocate the gaze. It is possible that some people are actually looking at flowers for the first time.

Flowers that bloom in the air are epiphytic orchids. Epiphytes are extremely common in the orchid family, and epiphytic orchids can grow without soil, absorbing water from the air. The flowers used in the artwork are alive, growing and blooming all the time with each passing day.

It is said that orchids were the last plants to appear on Earth. The ground was already covered with other plants, so in the course of evolution, orchids developed the ability to live on rocks and trees, places where other plants would not survive. Orchids have the ability to adapt and spread rapidly. It is estimated that there are between 25,000 and 30,000 wild varieties of this plant alone. It probably has the largest number of varieties of any plant. Unfortunately, many of them are endangered due to loss of natural habitats or overexploitation as a result of civilization development.

Orchid seeds are fine as dust, with immature embryos, no endosperm and little ability to store nutrients. In nature, seed germination requires symbiosis with a specific fungus, and the symbiotic fungus provides nutrients. Seeds lack the reserve necessary for germination and cannot sprout, which would seem to contradict the very essence of a seed. Seeds should also provide the storage necessary for young plants to germinate, but the last variety of orchid to appear on Earth also lacked this property. All this makes us reflect on the paths taken by evolution.

It is known that the evolution of the orchid proceeded in parallel with certain pollen-carrying insects, the dynamic evolution of which probably takes place all the time. The intensity of the aroma emitted by the flowers in the artistic space depends on the activity of these insects. Therefore, the prevailing scent changes depending on the time of day.

Moss Garden of Resonating Microcosms- Solidified Light Color, Sunrise and Sunset

teamLab, 2021, interactive digital installation, continuous, sound design: Hideaki Takahashi

Illustrative material:

As the sun rises, the fruiting bodies begin to reflect the world around them. Pushed by a person or a gust of wind, they fall down to rise again, making a resonating sound. Other Oruchids in the vicinity react one by one, resonating with the same sound.

During the sunset the fruiting bodies glow with their own light. When pushed by a person or a gust of wind, a Ouctid drops down to rise again, making a sound and emitting light of a color characteristic to the sound. The surrounding other owoids also respond one by one, making the same sound and emitting light of the same color that resonates.

When the wind dies down and people do not push them, the owoids slowly begin to flicker. Because the color of the owoids creates light, they can emit 61 different colors of solid light.

[The following works are still open to the public].

Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People - Infinity

teamLab, 2016-2018, interactive digital installation, continuous, sound design: Hideaki Takahashi


The Infinite Crystal Universe

teamLab, 2018, interactive light sculpture installation, LED, continuous, soundtrack: teamLab


Floating in the Falling Universe of Flowers

teamLab, 2016-2018, interactive digital installation, continuous, sound design: Hideaki Takahashi



Expanding Three-Dimensional Existence in Transforming Space - Flattening 3 Colors and 9 Blurred Colors, Free Floating

teamLab, 2018, interactive installation, continuous, sound design: Hideaki Takahashi

Illustrative Material:


* teamLab Planets, encompassing the above four enormous art spaces, is a museum where one wades through water and traverses the garden, becoming one with the flowers.

[exhibition summary]

teamLab Planets TOKYO


Duration: July 7, 2018. - end 2022.

Venue: teamLab Planets TOKYO (6 Chome-1-16 Toyosu, Koto City, Tokyo)

Opening Hours:

  • June Mon. - Friday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. / Saturdays, Sundays, holidays 09 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • *Last visitors admitted 30 minutes before closing
  • July Mon. - Fri. 10:00 - 20:00 / Sat., Sun, holidays 09:00 - 20:00
  • *Last visitors admitted 1 hour before closing time
  • Closing days: July 1, July 20


Entrance ticket

  • Adults (18 and older): 3200 JPY
  • Students/vocational school students: 2500 JPY
  • Middle/high school students: 2000 JPY
  • Children (aged 4-12) 300 JPY
  • Children (3 years old and younger) free
  • Senior citizens (65 years old and older): 2400 JPY
  • People with disabilities: 1600 JPY

TeamLab Planets TOKYO Ticket Shop:

* Prices and opening hours are subject to change. Please visit the official website for up-to-date information.

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COVID-19 Prevention Measures:

The Museum has infection prevention measures in place in the form of visitor restrictions. For more information, please visit.

teamLab (founded 2001) is an art collective and interdisciplinary team of outstanding professionals - artists, programmers, computer graphics animators, mathematicians and architects working together at the intersection of art, science, technology and nature.

The aim of teamLab is to search for a new relationship between one's self and the world and new ways of perceiving the world through art. To understand the world around us, we divide it into independent wholes with visible boundaries. teamLab aims to transcend these boundaries of our perception of the world, the relationship between our self and the world, and the continuity of time. Everything exists in a continuous, fragile but miraculous continuity of life that has no boundaries.

teamLab has been the subject of numerous exhibitions around the world, including venues in New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Silicon Valley, Beijing, Taipei and Melbourne. The "teamLab Borderless" permanent museum opened on Odaiba in Tokyo in June 2018, and "teamLab Borderless Shanghai" in Shanghai's Huangpu district opened to the public in November 2019. "teamLab Planets" in Toyosu (Tokyo), a huge immersive space, is open to the public until the end of 2022. In June 2020, the large-scale permanent exhibition eamLab SuperNature opened in Macau. In turn, an exhibition showcasing all of teamLab's achievements, entitled "VOLVO teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live," will be on display starting July 16 at Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs on Kiusiu Island.

TeamLab's work is featured in permanent exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Asia Society Museum, New York; Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and Amos Rex, Helsinki.

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