If ogling giant resonating eggs and gawking at color-changing trees isn’t what you’re planning to do this weekend, cancel your plans and get thee out to Hanno to see this new digital art installation instead! It meanders halfway around the small lake in the Metsa Village recreation area, and it’s everything glow-in-the-dark entertainment should be.
Here’s a little walk through the ultimate eggy part:
“Digitized Lakeside and Forest” was put together by (you guessed it) TeamLab, but this one is a temporary installation, which is why you need to get your butt on a train soon. It’s only on until March 3, 2018. Miyazawa Lake is in Metsa Village, which is outside of Hanno, a 50-minute express train ride from Ikebukuro Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line. From Hanno Station, there are regular buses ferrying people back and forth to Metsa Village.
Open: Every day until March 3, 2019
Hours: 18:00 – 21:00
Admission: ¥1000 on weekdays, ¥1200 on weekends and holidays
No need to buy tickets in advance – you can get them from the ticket machines near the entrance when you get there. There’s a nice selection of indoor and outdoor food and drink places at the entrance/exit, including coffee, beer & wine.
Here’s a map of the installation:
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10 thoughts on ““Digitized Lakeside and Forest” Outdoor Art Installation”
Beautiful! Makes me think of aliens eggs waiting to hatch to devour us though
I hadn’t thought of them that way, but now that you mention it, the ones in the water especially seemed to be…breathing.
Creepy ! 😱
They make me think of The Prisoner the guy who is in this village and if he tries to run away he’s pursued by giant white bubbles
HA! Today I saw the dragon that is coming out of the colorful eggs 🥚 you showed us ! RUN 🐉😱
Eek! I missed both the dragon and the attacking Prisoner eggs! Still running, though, just in case…
Love this Jonelle, so atmospheric
It really was terrific. Don’t know when you plan to be here in March, but it’s on until the 3rd!
Now looking like it’s going to be June for the month during summer. I heard a lot of Japan is hideously hot during June, what are your thoughts? Should we retreat to the mountains during this time. Either than or thinking of Enoshima or Kanagawa around there
Yeah, it’s hot. June is rainy too. Sometimes REALLY rainy. But it’s also the month where you can see glorious hydrangeas and iris gardens, so kind of great too. And you can eat shave ice and cold somen noodles! I think I’ll be back here in July, which is even hotter, so have been trying to look on the bright side of summer lately!