teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live - earth music&ecology
The 500,000 square meter Mifuneyama Rakuen Park was created in 1845, during the end of the Edo period. Sitting on the borderline of the park is the famous 3,000-year-old sacred Okusu tree of Takeo Shrine. Also in the heart of the garden is another 300-year-old sacred tree. Knowing the significance of this, our forebears turned a portion of this forest into a garden, utilizing the trees of the natural forest. The border between the garden and the wild forest is ambiguous, and when wandering through the garden, before they know it, people will find themselves entering the woods and animal trails. Enshrined in the forest is the Inari Daimyojin deity surrounded by a collection of boulders almost supernatural in their formation. 1,300 years ago, the famous priest Gyoki came to Mifuneyama and carved 500 Arhats. Within the forest caves there are Buddha Figures that Gyoki directly carved into the rock face that still remain today.
The forest, rocks, and caves of Mifuneyama Rakuen have formed over a long time, and people in every age have sought meaning in them over the millennia. The park that we know today sits on top of this history. It is the ongoing relationship between nature and humans that has made the border between the forest and garden ambiguous, keeping this cultural heritage beautiful and pleasing.
Lost in nature, where the boundaries between man-made garden and forest is unclear, we are able to feel like we exist in a continuous, borderless relationship between nature and humans. It is for this reason that teamLab decided to create an exhibition in this vast, labyrinthine space, so that people will become lost and immersed in the exhibition and in nature.
We exist as a part of an eternal continuity of life and death, a process which has been continuing for an overwhelmingly long time. It is hard for us, however, to sense this in our everyday lives, perhaps because humans cannot easily conceptualize time for periods longer than their own lives. There is a boundary in our understanding of the continuity of time.
When exploring the forest, the shapes of the giant rocks, caves, and the forest allow us to better perceive and understand that overwhelmingly long time over which it all was formed. These forms can transcend the boundaries of our understanding of the continuity of time.
teamLab's project, Digitized Nature, explores how nature can become art. The concept of the project is that non-material digital technology can turn nature into art without harming it.
These artworks explore how the forms of the giant rocks, caves, forests, or the garden where nature has continually existed in contact with the lives of people, make it possible to create a place where we can transcend the boundary in our understanding of the continuity of time and feel the long, long continuity of life. The works encourage once again the contemplation of the meaning of “Continuous Life” that has existed over many years in Mifuneyama.
Story behind earth music&ecology's contribution
We feel a conceptual affinity between “teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live”, an art project created by a worldwide spectacle teamLab, and earth music&ecology. We will support the art collective over the long term.
- teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live - earth music&ecology
- 2019.7.12(Fri) - 11.04(Mon)
Jul 12 - Sep 12 19:00 - 22:30
Sep 13 - Oct 11 18:00 - 22:30
Oct 12 - Nov 4 17:00 - 22:30
* From 11:30 until 30 minutes before opening, the daytime exhibition "teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, Ruins and Heritage - THE NATURE OF TIME" is being held.
* Enter from Entrance 1. Entrance 2 is only available 90 min after the opening.
* Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.
* There are two simultaneous exhibitions at Mifuneyama Rakuen, held before and after sunset;
11:30 - SunsetDaytime Exhibition "teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, Ruins and Heritage - THE NATURE OF TIME"
Sunset - 22:30Nighttime Exhibition "teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live - earth music&ecology"
* Only on the day of, a "teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live - earth music&ecology" ticket admits entry to both exhibitions.
- Open daily
4100 Takeo, Takeo-cho, Takeo City, Saga, Japan
*Address in Japanese:
- earth music&ecology
- Saga Television Station
- Mifuneyama Rakuen
EN TEA House GENKA-TEI
EN TEA House OTORO
- Inquiry on tickets: Contact from this form.
Contact the venue: Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel +81-954-23-3131
|Adults (19 and over)||Weekdays (Except Aug 13 - 16)||JPY 1,200|
|Sat, Sun, Holidays & Aug 13 - 16||JPY 1,400|
|Ages 13-18||All Days||JPY 800|
Free for 5 and under
|All Days||JPY 600|
・From JR Hakata Station:
70 min by train to JR Takeo Onsen Station. Take a taxi (5 min) or a bus (8 min) to Mifuneyama Rakuen stop.
・From JR Takeo Onsen Station:
5 min by taxi or 8 min by bus to Mifuneyama Rakuen stop.
・From Nagasaki Airport: 40 min by car
・From Saga Airport: 50 min by car
・From Fukuoka Airport: 70 min by car
・Odds Park TAKEO 2nd Parking Lot: 300 cars
・Odds Park TAKEO 1st Parking Lot: 900 cars
・Other nearby parking lots: 900 cars
* Once Odds Park TAKEO 2nd Parking Lot is full, Odds Park TAKEO 1st Parking Lot opens.
A free shuttle bus runs between Odds Park TAKEO Parking Lot and Mifuneyama Rakuen Entrance 2 on weekends.
Jul 12 - Sep 12 19:30 - 23:00
Sep 13 - Oct 11 18:30 - 23:00
Oct 12 - Nov 4 17:30 - 23:00
* Does not run on weekdays.
* Departs every 15 minutes.
* Once Odds Park TAKEO 2nd Parking Lot is full, TAKEO 1st Parking Lot opens and the shuttle starts running from TAKEO 1st.
Guests Entering through Mifuneyama Rakuen Entrance 1
・The shuttle bus does not stop at Entrance 1.
・Entrance 1 is 5 min walk from Odds Park TAKEO 2nd Parking Lot.
・Entrance 1 is 15 min walk from Odds Park TAKEO 1st Parking Lot.
Before You Visit
Entry may be restricted depending on crowds.
Due to time constraints, if the number of visitors exceeds capacity, entry may not be permitted.
Wheelchair & Stroller Access
The garden has natural trails that may be difficult to access with a wheelchair or stroller.
Accessible artworks include;
At "teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live" exhibition:
・"Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and Boats – Mifuneyama Rakuen Pond"
・"Floating Resonating Lamps - One Stroke"
・"Resonating Forest in the Ravine"
・"Resonating Forest - Cherry Blossoms and Maple"
・"Resonating Azalea Valley "
・"Resonating Mt. Mifuneyama"
・"Ever Blossoming Life Rock"
・"Flowers Bloom in an Infinite Universe inside a Teacup”
・"Forest and Spiral of Resonating Lamps - one stroke"
At "teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, Ruins and Heritage" exhibition:
For details on accessible artworks, please contact Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel (0954-23-3131).
The organizers will not be held responsible for any injury, loss, or damage to personal items.
Trash Free Park
For environmental preservation, trash cans are not available in this park. Be prepared to take your trash home for disposal and recycling.
All parks and natural areas are strictly smoke and tobacco-free.
There are steep slopes and natural trails in this park. Visitors are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear.
No Pets Allowed
No pets are allowed in the park. Service dogs are welcome.
Exhibition Suspended or Delayed Due to Weather
Photography & Videography
Use of flash, drones and/or tripod inside the park is prohibited.
By entering this exhibition, you consent to having your image captured by official photographers and videographers. The resulting materials, including still photographs, video and audio recordings may be used by the Organizers or local promotional entities without restriction or financial compensation, in news materials, promotional materials, on the web and other properties.
On purchasing tickets
How can I purchase the tickets? What's the payment methods?
"1. Purchase from the Exhibition Official Ticket Website.
Credit cards are accepted.
2. Purchase from Lawson Ticket.
You can pay with cash and other methods at Lawson Ticket.
3. Purchase at the venue.
Same Day tickets are available at the venue.
Payment by cash only.
Tickets are only available while supplies last. If you know when you plan on visiting, we recommend purchasing tickets online ahead of time."
Can I cancel my tickets after the purchase is completed?
As a general rule, no cancellations are accepted after purchase.
On purchasing tickets from the Official Ticket Website
How can I find the tickets I purchased?
You may display the ticket from the URL on your purchase confirmation email (subject: teamLab e-ticket purchase completed)
If you did not receive any email, please contact us via the "inquiry" page on this website.
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I don't own a smartphone, tablet, or similar device. Can I still use my e-tickets?
1. If you can print the e-ticket you purchased from a computer:
Even without a smartphone, you can print your e-ticket and present it for admission.
2. If you don't have a smartphone or printer:
You can purchase printed tickets at Lawson Ticket or at the venue.
Do I have to print my e-tickets?
"1. If you own a smartphone, tablet, or similar device:
You don't have to print your tickets. Access the URL from your purchase confirmation email and display the ticket screen at the entrance.
2. If you do not own a smart device:
Print the ticket using the ""Print your e-ticket"" on the ticket page."
Can I share my tickets with friends? In the case of a group purchase, is individual entrance possible?
You can share your tickets from the "share your ticket" button. By sharing the purchased tickets, you can enter separately.
Select and send ticket to be issued using the "Share your Ticket" button shown on the ticket page that is displayed on the admission day.
Please refrain from fowarding your purchase confirmation email to others.
Can I stop sharing my tickets?
Yes, you may stop sharing your tickets from the ticket details page by clicking the "edit your shared tickets" button.
Note that after you cancel ticket sharing, the other party won't be able to access the tickets and the number of tickets your own will be increased.
teamLab (f. 2001) is an art collective, interdisciplinary group of ultratechnologists whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world. Various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects form teamLab.art.team-lab.cn/es/
teamLab aims to explore a new relationship between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world through art. Digital technology has allowed art to liberate itself from the physical and transcend boundaries. teamLab sees no boundary between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world; one is in the other and the other in one. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity of life.
teamLab’s works are in the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Asia Society Museum, New York; Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and Amos Rex of Helsinki, Finland.