Aug 10 in 1793, the Musée du Louvre (otherwise known as “Hey, let’s go to that Louv-ra place”, said by some American tourist) officially opened in Paris, becoming one of the world’s first museums. This tumblr likes weird things, so instead of focusing on the real Louvre like everyone else, I’m going to tell you about the fake, abandoned one in Japan. Yes, the Japanese like huge amusement theme parks, but sometimes they fail and what you’re left with is something like this…a ghost town of European architecture in the middle of an Asian country.
Known as “Ceramic Land”, this was where Arita and Imari ceramics were to be celebrated in all their European glory (if that makes any sense) but the place closed when it appeared nobody was interested. At this moment someone is still maintaining the lawns, but no one mans the ticket booths to collect fees from visitors. In a few years it is expected that the expensively manicured gardens will be left for the animals and vandals. Let’s go!