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Japan: Isn't that in the Louvre? Become Mona Lisa for a day at gallery of replica masterpieces02:40

Japan: Isn't that in the Louvre? Become Mona Lisa for a day at gallery of replica masterpieces

Japan, Tokushima
July 28, 2017 at 16:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

Otsuka Museum of Art in Tokushima offers visitors the chance to see masterpieces from all over the world under one roof, and what’s more they can actually get inside the paintings too.

Footage filmed Friday showed visitors donning traditional costumes to imitate the characters featured in the famous paintings.

The museum boasts over 1,000 replicas of paintings including Van Gough's 'Sunflowers' and Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' made out of a ceramic material that museum curators boast will last more than 2000 years.

Communication Dept of Otsuka Museum of Art Chihiro Yamagawa explained that it was rare for children to have the opportunity to see Western masterpieces.

"It is very difficult to go for trip out from Japan to see the art each of them in the museum, but when you come here in Tokushima, you can see the pictures from different countries in the actual size", Yamagawa said.

The Art Cosplay Festival is on until September 30.

Japan: Isn't that in the Louvre? Become Mona Lisa for a day at gallery of replica masterpieces02:40
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Otsuka Museum of Art in Tokushima offers visitors the chance to see masterpieces from all over the world under one roof, and what’s more they can actually get inside the paintings too.

Footage filmed Friday showed visitors donning traditional costumes to imitate the characters featured in the famous paintings.

The museum boasts over 1,000 replicas of paintings including Van Gough's 'Sunflowers' and Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' made out of a ceramic material that museum curators boast will last more than 2000 years.

Communication Dept of Otsuka Museum of Art Chihiro Yamagawa explained that it was rare for children to have the opportunity to see Western masterpieces.

"It is very difficult to go for trip out from Japan to see the art each of them in the museum, but when you come here in Tokushima, you can see the pictures from different countries in the actual size", Yamagawa said.

The Art Cosplay Festival is on until September 30.

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