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We highlighted it in our selection of Japanese haunted houses for this summer, but the only one I actually went to was with the kids at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Typically art exhibitions are just one big pain for parents – no running, no playing and, most importantly, no touching. But for this Haunted Play House created by Torafu Architects, kids could not only touch the art but they could jump inside the canvas, often becoming part of the art.

The space was filled with replicas of famous paintings that were also part optical illusion. It was a really fun way to learn about art without all the museum rules and annoyances.

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obake_04_fuminari_yoshitsugu-400x600Photos by Fuminari Yoshitsugu for Torafu

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