Four Seasons Kishoza - A Stage Curtain Spun from Time

teamLab, 2019, Digital Installation, Endless

  • Spring

  • Summer

  • Autumn

  • Winter

Four Seasons Kishoza - A Stage Curtain Spun from Time

teamLab, 2019, Digital Installation, Endless

This work depicts Nihonbashi at the beginning of the Westernization movement of the Meiji Era, when the former Meijiza Theater, Kishoza, was born. Along with historical figures, people going about their daily lives, and people employed in various types of work appear in the artwork.


The weather of the artwork world reflects the real-time weather in Nihonbashi, and it changes daily with the changing of the seasons. It grows bright with the beginning of each day in Nihonbashi, it turns to dusk with the real-time sunset, and finally turns dark as night falls. The activities of the people change accordingly. If it is raining in Nihonbashi, it will rain in the world of the artwork as well.


Along with the real-time seasons, people in the artwork perform seasonal activities such as kite-flying during the New Year, cherry blossom viewing in spring, going to festivals in the summer, and enjoying snowy landscapes in winter.