Travel: World Heritage ‘pagodas in a bottle’ on display in Nagoya

pagodas of Yakushiji temple

(From Asahi Shimbun)

Miniature versions of the acclaimed pagodas of Yakushiji temple constructed inside glass bottles are attracting visitors to an art gallery here.

The 1/44 scale models of the east and west towers at the UNESCO World Heritage temple in Nara were created by Yuki Tanaka, a 74-year-old technical adviser at Menicon Co., Nagoya-based contact lens maker and retailer.

The “bottle architecture” is being exhibited at a gallery in the Menicon Annex complex in Naka Ward. Read more

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