Saturday, April 11, 2009

Louvre Museum in Japan

Today I visited a quirky little museum in the countryside of Japan, something unexpected in the rice and tea fields nestled in the mountains.
The Louvre Sculpture Museum in Mie Prefecture exhibits replicas of famous sculptures that can be seen in its Parisian museum. The replicas number about 1300 and include Venus de Milo, Napolean's death mask, and Michelangelo's slaves.