Over 300,000 people have gone to Tokyo to see the the world's only official Michael Jackson exhibition since its opening on May 1.
Now fans in Japan will be lining up in hopes to spend the night inside the Neverland Collection at the Tokyo Tower.
"The idea may sound a bit odd to Western cultures, but in Japan the tradition of being with the remains and possessions of passed loved ones on the anniversary of their passing is an important ritual," says Hiroyuki Takamura of the Tokyo Tower.
Randomly selected fans will enter the tower at 10:30 pm on the night of June 25 and will be able to stay until 8:00 am the next morning. Producer of the exhibition Matt Taylor says:
"Michael Jackson fans religiously visited daily, and many stay inside the venue for six hours or more. Many Japanese fans become overwhelmed with emotion when in the presence of so many things precious to Michael and iconic to the rest of the world.
"People stand fixed in front of artifacts with tears streaming down their face, still trying to come to grips with losing Michael."
MJ fans are a SERIOUSLY devoted bunch!
[Image via WENN.]
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