One of the city’s best art museums just got better with a special springtime sakura upgrade.

Right off the bat, we should reiterate that you really, really should go to TeamLab Planets. The art museum, located in Tokyo’s Toyosu neighborhood, is unlike any other (yes, even TeamLab’s other Tokyo venue), using digital effects to create a mystical world of light that you stride through barefoot, often through pools of water which serve as the canvas for the amazing displays.

But we should also stress how important it is to go right now. That’s not just because TeamLab Planets will only be around until the fall of 2020, but because only for the next few weeks will you be able to experience its amazing sakura cherry blossom exhibit.

One of the star attractions of the museum is called “Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People–Infinity,” which, despite its unwieldy name, is an elegant mix of tranquility and exhilaration. Ordinarily, as you walk through a pool of water, countless light-projected koi fish swim about. But for the next month…

…when you touch the digital fish, they’ll transform into beautiful cherry blossoms!

Since the water comes up to visitors’ calves, as you walk across the pond, contact with the koi creates a trail of sakura petals behind you.

But if you want an even more active experience, you can try to scoop the projections up in your palms, which will also turn them into the pink signs of Japanese spring.

The Spring, Cherry Blossoms version of Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People-Infinity opened last Friday, and runs until April 15.

Museum Information
TeamLab Planets Tokyo
Address: Tokyo-to, Koto-ku, Toyosu 6-1-16
Hours: 9 a.m.-midnight
Admission: 3,200 yen (adults); 2,700 yen (seniors and juniors between the ages of 12-17); 2,000 yen (children between the ages of 4-11)

Source: PR Times
Top image: PR Times
Insert images: PR Times, YouTube/teamLab
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