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TeamLab: Floating Spheres of Omura Shrine & Resonating Forest and Castle Ruins

Visitors typically flock to Omura Park, Nagasaki Prefecture, in early June each year to view the estimated 300,000 Japanese irises that are in bloom. Anyone thinking of visiting this year, however, has a little extra incentive: Art collective teamLab has choreographed a one-month event in the park titled "teamLab: Floating Spheres of Omura Shrine & Resonating Forest and Castle Ruins."

The project attempts to transform two natural locations in the park into art under the theme "Digitized nature, digitized city."

At Omura Shrine, for example, visitors will be able to view a variety of glowing spheres that are floating in the air. Whenever a sphere is touched, it changes color and creates a sound based on its new appearance before then causing nearby orbs to do the same in a chain reaction.

In Kushimazaki forest, meanwhile, the light that colors clumps of trees changes whenever a person passes nearby. The resonating light creates a similar ripple effect on neighboring trees. (Yuki Yamauchi)