Become one with the punches.
Indoor digital mapping art exhibitions have become a popular attraction in Japan, with their magical application of technology in the comfort of an air-conditioned room. But recently, one opened in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo, adding a touch of class to the special effects.
The Immersive Museum opened on July 8 at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall in the Coredo Muromachi Building. Our author Ninoude Punico was able to attend a preview of her first exhibition celebrating Impressionist works such as those of Monet and Renoir.
As an added effect, the exhibition space is behind a black curtain that dazzles guests with a vibrant display of color when opened.
Usually, immersion in paintings when looking at paintings means a great deal of concentration on the visitor. However, as the name suggests, the Immersive Museum does a lot of the heavy lifting for you and really immerses you in these paintings.
Speaking of immersive, the colors even flow under your feet as you walk across the room, giving you the full feeling of being in the art.
The images also unfold around you at every angle, giving you the feeling of being drawn into the world of the painting.
The entire exhibition lasts about 30 minutes and is divided into eight parts based on different works. When Ninoude first entered the room, she was greeted by Monet impression, sunrise. Only it was alive, and water from the painting flowed throughout the room.
The colors and strokes seemed to disintegrate as the various components took on a life of their own. This allowed Ninoude to appreciate and better appreciate the subtleties of the painting. Not only was she a beautiful display, but she was able to learn more about the art and style behind it.
She felt compelled to look not only at the wall, as one would at an art exhibition, but also at the floor, even crouching down to see stunning effects and interesting details.
Classic art tends to have a ponderous image, but this can be a good way to get kids excited about it, too. To help, admission to the Immersive Museum is free for elementary school and younger children and easily accessible with strollers.
Not only that but Elementary school children and younger will also receive a free picture book kitcreated in cooperation with the magazine very. Aside from the occasional moment of darkness and loud noises, there should be nothing that would startle young children too much.
The whole exhibition is really very quiet and since everything takes place in a single room, you don’t have to worry about children getting lost. Hopefully they just lose themselves in the wonder of the visual arts.
Speaking of which, Ninoude often had the urge to pull out her smartphone and capture the images and sounds, but that would only snap her out of the pure immersion. In fact, she felt it might be a whole new experience to go there again, because with all that was happening around and below her, there was no way she could possibly capture everything in one visit.
The Immersive Museum runs from July 8 to October 29, and admission is 2,500 yen (US$18) for adults and 1,500 yen (US$11) for students, from junior high school through university. It’s a great way to refresh your mind and body during those hot summer months.
Information about the event
Address: Tokyo-to, Chuo-ku, Nihonbashimuromachi 2-2-1 Coredo Muromachi 1-5F
東京都中央区日本橋室町2-2-1 COREDO室町1 – 5F
Open: July 8 – October 29, 2022
Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
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