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Japanese Want to Put Underwear on the Statue of David

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by Nigel Boys

The Japanese want to put pants on David. A replica of Michelangelo’s famous statue was installed without much warning last summer in Okuizumo, Japan. But the famously nude biblical hero is raising eyebrows – and reportedly scaring children — in this town of 15,000 in southeast Shimane prefecture.

The 16-foot-tall statue — which stands alongside a similarly exposed Venus de Milo — was donated by a local businessman and stands tall in an Okuizumo park that also features a running track, baseball stadium and children’s playground. According to local officials, some residents have asked officials to put underwear on David in order to “preserve his modesty.”

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