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TeamLab Acorn Forest, Higashi Tokorozawa Park (beside Sakura town)

August 1 @ 08:00 - August 31 @ 17:00

600JPY
TeamLab Acorn Forest

Team Lab will open a permanent art installation called Acorn Forest in Higashi Tokorozawa Park on August 1st 2020. The Higashi Tokorozawa park is located next to the much anticipated Shin Tokorozawa Sakura Town, which has several attractions including a library and manga museum, an anime hotel and a “Cool Japan” modern shrine. The park will have a small cafe too. It is opening in September.

This is not Saitama’s first partnership with Team Lab. In fact, Saitama Prefecture was the very first place in the whole world to get a permanent indoor TeamLab play area in the Teamlab Islands in Lalaport in Fujimi. Saitama also hosted a TeamLab collaborative illumination event at the Metsa Village (Moominvalley Park) in Hanno which was highly popular.

Acorn Forest

Team lab acorn forest tokorozawa

The art installation is in the Musashino Woods Park within the larger park. There are two installations in total. One is the Acorn Forest or its full name “teamlab: Resonating Life in the Acorn Forest“. It uses teamlab’s trademark fluorescent color changing shapes on the forest floor to create art in nature. From the website:

“The Kadokawa Culture Museum calls the collection of oaks and other deciduous broadleaf trees of Musashino the Musashino Woods. These Musashino Woods transition through the greens of spring and summer, display beautiful autumnal leaves from fall until early winter, and are home to ripe acorns in autumn.

Deciduous broadleaf forests were widespread in Japan during the Jomon Period. These forests were home to acorn-bearing trees, and acorns were a major food source for the Jomon people. During the Jomon Period, many people existed alongside the acorn forests, living easily with this abundant food source.

teamLab’s Digitized Nature art project uses non-material digital technology to transform nature into art without having a physical impact on it. teamLab: Resonating Life in the Acorn Forest will transform the acorn forests of Musashino into an interactive art space which changes due to the presence of people.”

Source: TeamLab official English website.

Resonating Trees

Resonating trees acorn forest teamlab

The second of the art installations in the Musashino Woods at the Higashi Tokorozawa Park is the Resonating Trees.  Or for its full name: Autonomous Resonating Life – Liquified Light Color, Sunrise and Sunset .This installation plays with lighting for a dramatic effect

Teamlab resonating trees

Hours

The park is open from Wednesdays to Mondays, closed on Tuesdays. There are two different sessions: daytime sessions are from noon to 5 pm. Night time is from 6 pm to 10 pm, with last entry at 9.30 pm. However, in summer the daytime session is extended to 6 pm and the start of the night time session is pushed back to 7 pm. Also, from October to December the first session ends at 4 pm and the night time session starts from 5 pm.

Acorn Forest Cost

The lowest price is for a daytime visit on a weekday. It costs 500 yen for adults, 400 yen for students and 300 yen for children. That is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays it costs 600 yen for an adult, 500 yen for a student and 400 yen for a child six years or older.

The night time visits costs 1,000 yen for adults, 800 yen for students and 500 yen for children on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. From Friday to Sunday it costs 1200 yen for an adult, 800 yen for a student and 600 yen for a child six years old or older.

Children younger than six years old can enter for free. If you book online you can receive a 100 yen discount. Also, residents of Tokorozawa get a 200 yen discount.

Access by public transport from Higashi Tokorozawa Station. Please scroll down ⇊ (below related content) for maps, links, contacts etc.

All images from the official website.

Details

Start:
August 1 @ 08:00
End:
August 31 @ 17:00
Cost:
600JPY
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Website:
https://www.teamlab.art/e/acornforest/

Organizer

Kadokawa
Website:
https://www.kadokawa.co.jp/

Venue

Sakura Town
3 Chome-31 Higashitokorozawawada
Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-0023 Japan
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Website:
https://tokorozawa-sakuratown.jp/

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