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Japan's national museums get a face-lift

The statue of "Amida Nyorai," center, and the "Standing Shaka Nyorai," left, are prominient pieces in the Nara National Museum's Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

OSAKA Japan's four National Museums -- in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and Fukuoka -- are finding unique ways to display their vast collections more attractively, giving visitors a closer look at objects such as large Buddha statues and a Haniwa terra-cotta tomb figurine.

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