Here’s Looking At You: Home Covered in Many, Many Mirrors

Have you ever torn apart your house looking for a mirror? Well, in this home, covered in thousands of them, finding a mirror will never, ever be an issue again.

There are numerous superstitions revolving around mirrors. said to be a reflection of a person’s soul, mirrors were utilized in witchcraft. It is also said that mirrors only show the truth (which is probably why most of the time I don’t like looking in one!). And then, of course, there is the superstition that if you break a mirror, you will receive seven years bad luck. Needless to say, we are all a bit wary and kind of cautious about being around mirrors. Even if you do not believe in the superstitions or old wives tales, part of you does shiver when you accidentally drop a mirror. But what if you lived in a house full of mirrors?! Talk about walking on eggshells; I know that I personally would be too afraid of breaking something!

In 2009, at Echigo-Tsumari, the largest open-air art festival in Japan, one artist named Harumi Yakutake created a house covered in hundreds of thousands of small round mirrors. This magical-looking house is surrounded by grass and almost, in a way, combines reality with unreality. All the mirrors were handcut by Yakutake and the house looks like something out a fairy tale.

They say people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, but do you think that could apply to this house as well.

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