Autumn Arrives at teamLab’s Art Exhibition at Mifuneyama Rakuen in Saga Prefecture

04.September.2018 | SPOT

Digitized Nature is a project organized by the creative group teamLab under the slogan ‘Nature Becomes Art’ that makes use of extraordinary digital art. teamLab notes how nature has formed over a very long period of time, and that we can gain a sense of the continuity of nature by turning it into art through forms like rocks, caves and forests.

teamLab are currently showcasing their ‘earth music & ecology’ exhibition titled ‘A Forest Where Gods Live’ at Mifuneyama Rakuen. One of the pieces there is called ‘Forest and Spiral of Resonating Lamps in the Forest,’ which has just been updated to incorporate the autumnal colours known as kasane no irome.


Before the modern era of Japan, kasane no irome, or ‘layered colours,’ were autumn colours created in silk. They were a complex combination of front and back colours (silk during this time was so thin that the material was transparent, creating complicated colors), overlapping colour gradations, and combinations of warp and weft.

The updated exhibition, entitled Forest and Spiral of Resonating Lamps in the Forest – One Stroke, Autumn Mountain, makes use of these colours with lamps which fade in and out 8 autumn-time colours including reds and greens.

The group’s ‘earth music & ecology: A Forest Where Gods Live’ was packed up by news platforms around the world including CNN and even came top designboom’s Top 10 Art Installations of 2017. This year marks the 4th run of the exhibition which takes the form of a huge garden spanning 500,000 square meters. It features new digital art installations as well as the old ones which change and manipulate as people walk by them. Mifuneyama Rakuen first opened in 1845 and is a nationally registered place of scenic beauty.


Witness the worlds of technology and nature collide with your own eyes.



#かみさまがすまう森, #teamLab, #earthmusicandecology
Venue: Mifuneyama Rakuen (4100 Takeocho Oaza Takeo, Takeo, Saga Prefecture)

Running: July 19, 2018 – October 28, 2018
Cooperation: earth music&ecology
Entry Price: Adults – ¥1,200 / High School & Middle School Students – ¥800 / Elementary School Students & Infants – Free
Tickets: Available via Lawson Tickets (L-Code: 82825) and at the venue.
Lawson Ticket Link:


・July 19 – August 14
1st Entry: 20:00-22:30 / 2nd Entry: 19:00-22:30
・August 15 – September 9
1st Entry: 19:30-22:30 / 2nd Entry: 18:30-22:30
・September 10 – September 30
1st Entry: 19:00-22:30/ 2nd Entry: 18:00-22:30
・October 1 – October 28
1st Entry: 18:30-22:30 / 2nd Entry: 17:30-22:30
*2nd entries open one hour earlier than 1st entries.
*”Drawing on the Water Surface with Lotus Flowers” installation open until 1st entries start.


・5 minutes by taxi from JR Takeo-Onsen Station
・8 minutes by bus from JR buses bound for Ureno Onsen (嬉野温泉) from Takeo-Onsen Station
・1 hour 20 minutes by train from Hakata Station
・40 minutes by car from Nagasaki Airport
・50 minutes by car from Saga Airport
・1 hour 10 minutes from Fukuoka Airport


earth music&ecology A Forest Where Gods Live Website:

teamLab Website (English):

teamLab Website (Japanese):