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TOKYO

‘Illusion of light: Museum of the Magic, Art in Wonderland’

The Ueno Royal Museum

by Marie Omata

Staff Writer

“Museum of the Magic, Art in Wonderland” has already visited 18 locations across Japan, drawing in a total of more than 500,000 visitors. Due to popular demand, it was even repeated at some of its venues. This is the 23rd showing of the exhibition and its first time in Tokyo. An interactive show, the artworks make use of light, shadows and reflections, allowing visitors to participate through watching, touching and “joining in,” making this a particularly good show for kids.

Eleven Japanese artists and groups are being represented, including Perfektron, Hisato Ogata and Daito Manabe, and there are 19 multimedia and mixed-media works involving the latest technology or other interactive techniques; Sept. 6-Oct. 6.

The Ueno Royal Museum; 03-3833-4191; 1-2 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo; Ueno Station, JR Yamanote Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,200. www.mahou-museum.com