The Artful Epcot

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The Artful Epcot

“Spirited Beasts: From Ancient Stories to Anime,” gives guests the opportunity to discover the connection between ancient Japanese magical creatures and 21st century anime at the Japan pavilion in Epcot. Inside the gallery, guests will find a tranquil rock garden, guarded by a statue of karasu-tengu, the birdlike “Slayer of Vanity” of legend among other figures. Each beguiling figure has made a transition from the legends and art of centuries past to starring roles in today’s top manga and anime. Along the walls, case displays provide a window into each aspect of the stories, represented with traditional art, and the modern toys, books and media that have carried them forward into the 21st century. The exhibit is located in the back of the pavilion, inside the Japanese castle. Epcot is located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Walt Disney Imagineering)

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