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A new museum in the city of Tottori is being billed as the first facility in the world built to stage regular exhibits of sand sculptures.

The inaugural exhibition at the Sand Museum, which cost around ¥580 million and opened to the public April 14, features the works of 15 sculptors from 10 countries using a British theme, including a statue of Queen Elizabeth I, to commemorate the upcoming London Olympics.

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