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The Secret Garden (Party): Japan Society x Midnight in the Garden of Unearthly Delights

This Wednesday, spend your evening with me wading through an installation of ethereal flowers, examining eerily modified Zen rock gardens and revamped Buddhist paintings all while sipping on signature saké cocktails and swaying to the sounds of live jazz.

 

detail from Tenmyouya's Rhyme, Garden of Unearthly Delights

detail from Tenmyouya’s Rhyme, Garden of Unearthly Delights

 

The Japan Society is opening up their blockbuster production Garden of Unearthly Delights: Works by Ikeda, Tenmyouya and teamLAB until midnight for the first time ever, offering guided tours of the exhibit accompanied by live jazz and, later, J-Pop. Prosecco and small bites, including rare Royce chocolates from Japan, are available to enjoy while checking out the exquisitely detailed art.

 

Tenmyouya's deceivingly straightforward Neo-Kannon, Garden of Unearthly Delights

Tenmyouya’s deceivingly straightforward Neo-Kannon, Garden of Unearthly Delights

 

The Garden of Unearthly Delights exhibit is on fire in the press and I could not be more excited: Japan Society curator Dr. Miwako Tezuka is well-versed in contemporary Japanese artists and this show further advances her sterling reputation. With insightful updates on traditional themes, Tenmyouya adopts images from the Buddhist lexicon to update these icons into the 21st century. Ikeda’s microscopic attention to detail permeates the landscapes in the show and teamLAB’s show-stopping flower room is an immersive and elevating experience.

 

teamLAB at Garden of Unearthly Delights

teamLAB at Garden of Unearthly Delights

Along with exploring the sights and sounds, snap a shot at the photo booth and listen up for a chance to score an exhibition catalog. Come relax, unwind and encounter the show from a fresh perspective for just $25, starting from 9pm and lasting til the clock strikes midnight. See you at the Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street (between 1st & 2nd Ave.s) this Wednesday, Dec 3rd dressed to the 9’s.

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  1. This sounds incredible.

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