It’s like something out of a subtitled horror film!
Japanese photographer Ken Ohki who goes by the name Yukison was traveling in Toyama Prefecture, Japan, when he stumbled upon one of the creepiest arrays of human-like sculptures scattered around the village of Fureai Sekibutsu no Sato (The Village Where You Can Meet Buddhist Statues).
“I felt like I’d accidentally stumbled into some forbidden area. Amazing,” writes Ken on his Twitter account. What he actually stumbled upon was a park with over 800 different stone statues carved in the likeness of Buddhist deities and people close to the park’s founder Mutsuo Furukawa. His idea was to make this park a popular tourist destination, where people would come to relax. Ironic.
Some of the statues have a more lifelike quality than the others and they can really be startling. They almost look frozen in time.