One Piece Turned Into A Massive Buddhist Rock Garden

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To celebrate One Piece’s 20th anniversary, Buddhist temple Daikaku-ji in Kyoto is holding a special One Piece exhibition, with mixes the pirate characters with traditional Japanese motifs and art styles.

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One of the exhibit’s most impressive displays is an 800-square meter Japanese garden with a scene showing Luffy fighting a Nue, a Japanese-style chimera. 

The exhibition also features One Piece done in Japanese traditional painting styles. It runs until October 22.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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I love how Japan doesn’t even pretend that religion is relevant in the 21st century and uses their sacred temples as marketing gimmicks. Now if we could get the west in on this message.