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    • Staff from teamLab wearing swimsuits walk inside a piece of digital artwork combining light, water, and sound during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, 13 March 2021.
    • Staff from teamLab wearing swimsuits use a sauna during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, 13 March 2021.
    • A staff member from teamLab wearing a swimsuit stands inside a piece of digital artwork combining light, mist, and sound during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, 13 March 2021.
    • Staff from teamLab wearing swimsuits look at an artwork display titled Array and Spiral of Resonating Lamps during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, 13 March 2021.
    • A staff member from teamLab checks a digital artwork display titled Levitation during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, 13 March 2021.
    • A staff member from teamLab in a swimsuit takes a shower next to a digital artwork combining light, mist, and sound during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, 13 March 2021.
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    Staff from teamLab wearing swimsuits walk inside a piece of digital artwork combining light, water, and sound during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, 13 March 2021.

    Renowned Japanese art group teamLab has collaborated with TikTok on a brand new digital experience. Meet Sauna Trance, a project helping visitors to reconnect to the world and time, according to the group’s website.

    The Tokyo-based digital art group teamLab has collaborated with TikTok on what is claimed to be an "exceptionally unique neurological state brought about by alternating hot and cold baths".

    For hundreds of years, saunas, also known as Sento (communal bathhouses) and Onsen (hot-spring baths) have been a significant part of traditional Japanese culture. The engineers and designers from teamLab came up with the idea of mixing bathing culture with digital art, creating a space where one can enjoy both physical satisfaction and the "finest mental state", according to the art group.

    Sputnik has selected several pictures portraying the digital sauna and its enchanting atmosphere.

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