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Japan's art 'cloning' technology set to revamp global museums

Tokyo University of the Arts researchers recreate statue as it was 1400 years ago

The "clone" of the Shaka (Sakyamuni) triad statue of the Horyuji temple, left, and its super clone at the Nagano Prefectural Art Museum in the city of Nagano. (Photos by Taro Yokosawa) 

TOKYO -- The cloning of cultural properties, the creation of highly precise replicas of important artifacts developed by Tokyo University of the Arts researchers, has continued to evolve.

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