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The island has records of Dr. Kunihiko Asou's visit in the Meiji period. It seems he invented many things to communicate with the "Spirit World", but the extent of their effect is in doubt. Currently, Kunihiko Asou's inventions are regarded as pseudoscience and are not recognised at all.
I studied Dr. Asou's book which talks about the many masks of the island. It is an enquiry into the masks, erractic and fragmented, but daring and intriguing.
According to Dr. Asou's enquiry, the island's masks were made to affect the mind of the wearer. For example, when you look at the face of a smiling man, you become happy. It is human nature to adapt to what is seen. (Dr. Asou noted that emotions are shared by expressions.)
This island's masks, though exquisite, are not meant to control the emotions of people that are seen. He said that the moon represents the inner self, like one aspect of a person's mental state. A girl Dr. Asou saw, who had never played a flute before, began to play one after she put on a mask.
He also talked about the masks seemingly unconsciously stimulating areas of the brain and playing the role of recording memory. The story about how the masks store memories is interesting.
In a further enquiry, Dr. Asou shared his experiences with the masks (on something like a radio), which he wrote down.
The ultimate experience to share is the experience of death... but no point can be reached to which it can be sufficiently enjoyed.
Dr. Asou was inspired to make special parts and films for the Camera Obscura using the island's techniques and paints.
This Camera Obscura was put in the Asou Museum and it has such a presence in literature that I would truly love to see it.
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