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Featured digital art exhibition is out in the autumn of 2023

teamLab, Animals of Flowers, Symbiotic Lives in the Stone Wall - Kanazawa Castle © teamLab

teamLab: Digitized Kanazawa Castle will be held from September 30th to November 26th in 2023. Digital technology by teamLab will transform the buildings, stone walls, and trees of Kanazawa Castle Park into an art space. This event allows visitors to enjoy interactive digital art at a historic site in the center of Kanazawa.

Colorful flowers will gather to form animals and walk on the stone walls of the castle building. The trees and glowing ovoids in the park will change colors and sound in response to visitors’ movements and the surrounding environment. If you plan to visit Japan this fall, why not stop by Kanazawa for the event?

teamLab, Animals of Flowers, Symbiotic Lives in the Stone Wall - Kanazawa Castle © teamLab
teamLab, Animals of Flowers, Symbiotic Lives in the Stone Wall – Kanazawa Castle © teamLab

What is Kanazawa Castle?

The history of Kanazawa Castle dates back to 1546 with the construction of the Kanazawa Mido School, a base for a group of Buddhist monks. When a samurai named Toshiie Maeda entered the castle in 1583, full-scale construction began. Until the end of the Edo period (1868), it flourished as the center of the Kaga Domain as well as the residence of the Maeda family for 14 generations.
After that, the castle was used as an army base until the end of World War II and then as the campus of Kanazawa University. After Kanazawa University moved to the suburb of the city, it was first opened to the public as “Kanazawa Castle Park” in September 2001, more than 450 years after the establishment of Kanazawa Mido.
Today the vast castle complex has three buildings designated as Japan’s important cultural assets, built during the Edo period and survived. Some other gates and warehouses have been restored based on careful research and architectural technics of the day.

金沢城五十間長屋
Restored buildings of Kanazawa Castle

About teamLab

teamLab (f. 2001) is an international art collective. Their collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, and the natural world. Through art, the interdisciplinary group of specialists, including artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, and architects, aims to explore the relationship between the self and the world, and new forms of perception.

In order to understand the world around them, people separate it into independent entities with perceived boundaries between them. teamLab seeks to transcend these boundaries in our perceptions of the world, of the relationship between the self and the world, and of the continuity of time. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity.

teamLab exhibitions have been held in cities worldwide, including New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Silicon Valley, Beijing, and Melbourne among others. teamLab museums and large-scale permanent exhibitions include teamLab Borderless and teamLab Planets in Tokyo, teamLab Borderless Shanghai, and teamLab SuperNature Macao, with more to open in cities including Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Hamburg, Jeddah, and Utrecht.

teamLab’s works are in the permanent collection of 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.

teamLab: Digitized Kanazawa Castle
teamLab, Autonomous Resonating Life and Resonating Trees © teamLab
teamLab, Autonomous Resonating Life and Resonating Trees © teamLab

Exhibition Dates

September 30 (Saturday) through November 26 (Sunday), 2023
18:00 – 21:30 (last admission at 20:45)

*During this period, the public is allowed to leave Kanazawa Castle Park at 17:00.

Venue

Kanazawa Castle Park (1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture)
Entrance to “TeamLab: Digitized Kanazawa Castle” is through Ishikawa-Mon Gate only.

Approximately 20 minutes by bus from the Kanazawa Station East Exit (platform #6-8), alight at the “Kenrokuen-shita/Kanazawa Castle” bus stop, and walk approximately 5 minutes.

Ticket

Tickets are date-specific tickets. Admission fees vary depending on the day of the week.
Preschool children are admitted free of charge.

From Monday to Thursday

General1,600 JPY
Junor High and High School Students800 JPY
Elementary School Students500 JPY
Disability discounts800 JPY

Friday to Sunday and Holidays

General1,800 JPY
Junor High and High School Students900 JPY
Elementary School Students600 JPY
Disability discounts900 JPY

Advance tickets go on sale on August 30, 2023. The same-day tickets are available at the venue, which may sell out.

More information

Click here to visit the official website.

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