18:10 17 February 2017
Video Advisory (Feb. 17) Horyuji Buddha statue to be duplicated
TOKYO, Feb. 17, Kyodo
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Horyuji Buddha statue to be duplicated
-- Tokyo University of the Arts and the municipal governments of Takaoka and Nanto are duplicating Horyuji's Buddha statue, a designated national treasure, using the same materials to reproduce the texture of the original. People will be able to touch the "clone statue" when it is displayed in Takaoka from March 10 to 20, 2017. The original statue cannot be removed from the temple.
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