Ginza: Showroom
METoA: Ginza
Ginza / Showroom
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Free admission
Average visit time: 5-10 minutes

METoA is a three-floor exhibition space and cafe produced by Mitsubishi Electric located at the south end of Tokyu Plaza Ginza. Currently (September 2016 - January 2017) the exhibition space is devoted to a show called "Robotic Art in Ginza." The first half of the show is a large-scale video installation called "Beauty in Motion," produced by video artist Takahiro Matsuo and consisting of several two-minute interactive videos coordinated with moving industrial robots. This might be a fun experience for children, as visitors can alter the shapes and movement in the videos via a touch pad in front of the giant screen.

Upstairs is a show called Robotic City by artist Tatsuya Tanaka, a collection of miniature landscapes incorporating industrial machine components. There's also a large-size industrial robot arm that's been fashioned to look like a giraffe. The best part of the show may be the collection of tableware produced by Japanese craftsmen and available for purchase. There are also a few benches where you can sit down to take a break from shopping.

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