After discovering Japanese art collective Mirrorbowler last year while on location for Wa no Akari, I ended up going to three more of their gorgeous installations in Tokyo, Zushi and Enoshima last year and was thrilled to see they had a gorgeous spring-themed installation in Roppongi just in time for cherry blossom season.
My Israeli friend had scouted out the location a couple of weeks prior and gave me a handy pin on how to find it. I still got more than a bit lost wandering in circles for about 15 minutes before I stumbled across it (despite the name “Izumi Garden,” it was actually located in neighboring Roppongi Grand Tower).
It wasn’t nearly as crowded as I had expected; located in the basement lobby of a major skyscraper, it was definitely a hidden gem. The geometric faceted ceiling of Roppongi Grand Tower reflected the kaleidoscopic light beautifully. There were a number of young Japanese photographers with tripods who were staking out the best angles; I stayed about 45 minutes taking shots from different angles and watching the light show. It was a fantastically relaxing oasis in the heart of a busy metropolis.