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The 172-year-old Japanese garden for the digital age

Come to Mifuneyama Rakuen for the scenery, stay for the graphical wizardry

Graphics are projected onto the surface of a pond at Mifuneyama Rakuen -- part of an exhibition titled "A Forest Where Gods Live."

TOKYO -- Most visitors to Mifuneyama Rakuen in western Japan are drawn by the garden's 200,000 some-odd azaleas and rich history. But for the past few summers, there has been another reason to stop by: the computer graphics.

In a nightly art show, called "A Forest Where Gods Live," high-tech projections are cast upon the rocks, pond and trees, accompanied by music and sound effects. The blend of digital wizardry and natural scenery is arranged by TeamLab, a Tokyo-based creative collective.

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