Level up, holiday lightshow fanboys & girls! This digital greenhouse ups the ante in the illuminations game, bigtime.
First of all, you can go inside and LIVE THE KALEIDOSCOPIC DREAM.
But that’s not all. You can trigger new musical sounds and light patterns by touching the live veggie plants inside. (Yes. Dying. Going to heaven.) Seriously, isn’t this what you always wished illuminations could be?
But don’t take my word for it – here’s a clip of it, from the outside.
But enough of that, let’s go in!
That was worth a trip to Tokyo, right? But hang on, here’s a two-minute clip of my favorite sequence:
So, you may ask rhetorically, could it get any better? Why yes, it could. Because it’s FREE!
This installation is called “Digital Vegetables,” and it was made by up-and-coming design studio PARTY. If you’re in Tokyo and want to see it for yourself, it’ll be at Tokyo Midtown until November 5, 2017. There’s a map on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.
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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!