via Japan’s quirky, quake-resistant dome houses prove a big draw – AOL News

ASO, Japan, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Nestled near a volcano in southern Japan, 450 quake-resistant dome houses put up by a health resort and decorated with flowers and dinosaurs are drawing visitors from across Asia.

A dozen polystyrene foam pieces, each so light that two adults can pick it up, are glued together to make the houses.

Despite the light materials, the domes withstood last year’s deadly earthquakes in Kumamoto prefecture, where Aso is located, said Masaya Konishi, manager of the Aso Farm Land resort.

via Japan’s quirky, quake-resistant dome houses prove a big draw – AOL News

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