A museum showcasing the works of the Japan-born digital art collective teamLab is set to open Friday in Tokyo's new landmark Azabudai Hills complex, with hopes high that their immersive installations which utilize cutting-edge technology will become a major draw for international tourists.
The museum, which relocated from Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront area and had its new location made open to the press on Monday, houses around 50 works that make full use of projectors and various lights, featuring a "world of artworks without boundaries."
Also on display is the latest project named "Bubble Universe," a room filled with colorful glowing spheres that give visitors the sense that they are surrounded by countless soap bubbles.
In one exhibit titled "Universe of Water Particles on a Rock where People Gather," water is simulated cascading onto a rock hill that visitors can interact with, influencing its flow.
The Mori Building Digital Art Museum: Epson teamLab Borderless is located on the basement floor of Azabudai Hills, which opened in November and is Japan's tallest skyscraper, standing at 330 meters in the capital's Minato Ward.
Tickets for the museum are priced from 3,800 yen ($26) for those over 18, while visitors under that age can enter at a discounted price.
The original museum in the Odaiba tourist area, which opened in 2018, set a Guinness World Record for the world's most visited museum dedicated to a single art group after attracting around 2.2 million visitors in 2019.
The art collective has opened temporary and permanent exhibitions in Japan and around the world, including in cities such as New York City, London and Beijing.