The display at Japanese department store Daimaru uses sensors to detect pedestrians, prompting the flowers to respond

Japanese department store Daimaru has unveiled a flower installation, called Flower Mirror, that responds to the rhythm of passing pedestrians by blooming according to their movements. The wall of 3,000 flowers, which relies on 800 motors to function, pushes out a layer of darker flowers on top of a layer of lighter ones to form various shapes, patterns and words, and which make it seem as if the flowers bloom.

A number of sensors are able to detect movement passing in front of the installation, allowing passersby to influence the shapes formed by the flowers.

The installation, which measures 16 by 10 feet, was created to celebrate Daimaru's 300th anniversary.

Daimaru Flower Mirror

Japanese department store Daimaru has unveiled a flower installation, called Flower Mirror, that responds to the rhythm of passing pedestrians by blooming according to their movements. The wall of 3,000 flowers, which relies on 800 motors to function, pushes out a layer of darker flowers on top of a layer of lighter ones to form various shapes, patterns and words, and which make it seem as if the flowers bloom.

A number of sensors are able to detect movement passing in front of the installation, allowing passersby to influence the shapes formed by the flowers.