Butterfly Wings Mosaics

Photo: Brendan Eagan

A lot of churches have stained glass windows, but the ones in this church in Ikitsuki, Japan, were made from the wings of over 30,000 butterflies.

Brendan Eagan explains:

The priest who helped build and run the parish had a passion for butterflies and his practices as a Lepidopterist allowed for this breathtaking art to be made.

http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/asian-studies/projects/kakurekirishitan/ikitsukipics.html - via danielmitsui

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Wow, the story of the Hidden Christians, and subsequent generation converting to Buddhism whilst preserving all the swag from that period is fascinating. This should be more well-known.
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