Japanese beer can castle sets Guinness world record

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    A Japanese NPO has constructed a castle from 35,679 empty beer cans, setting the Guinness world record for largest aluminum can sculpture:

    The statue represented the central tower of Takatori Castle in Nara. Majority of the aluminium cans used to construct the statue were recycled from 380 neighboring households, while some were donated by companies. The organisers started collecting cans from January 2012, began constructing in May, and finished making the statue on 28 August.

    Judging from the images in the video, it appears that Kirin brand cans were used for most of the exterior, while other types of beer cans were used to fill the inside. Anybody know if Kirin sponsored them?

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