Digital images bathe the foundations of Fukuoka Castle in a new light. (Kengo Hiyoshi)

FUKUOKA--The ruins of Fukuoka Castle, a feudal-era fortress that was torn down after the Meiji Restoration, has been transformed into a nighttime extravaganza through Jan. 28, courtesy of a light festival.

Tokyo-based digital art group teamLab Inc. projects images on trees, stone walls and other aspects of the castle foundations in this city's Maizuru Park in Chuo Ward.

The illuminations feature mystical images, such as moving lions, giraffes, elephants and other wild animals adorned with flowers.

Projected on the stone walls dating to the early Edo Period (1603-1867), the illuminations repeatedly blink on and off, almost as if the animals were breathing, casting a spell-binding atmosphere.

The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Admission is 1,000 yen ($8.90) for adults, 600 yen for junior and senior high school students and 300 yen for children aged 4 or older.