Otsuka Fake Art Museum

There is a museum in Japan where the masterpieces are all fake.

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Even the Sistine Chapel is face. You are dwarfed by the enormity of the place.  Continue reading “Otsuka Fake Art Museum”

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Nara Fire Festival

Every year in Nara they light thousands of lanterns and burn this into the side of the mountain:

People familiar with Japanese might recognize that Chinese Characters as meaning “large” or “big”. However, in several sects of Buddhism it means “universe”.  It is burned to wish those that died in war peace in the next universe, aka the next life.  Continue reading “Nara Fire Festival”