Michael Jackson fans in Japan have been offered the chance to spend a night with the King of Pop’s possessions in an exhibition in Japan.
Promoters of The Neverland Collection at The Tokyo Tower, the world’s only official Jackson exhibition, will mark the first anniversary of the superstar’s death by holding a sleepover in its shrine, museum curators told Reuters last week. Fans are scrambling to pay the $1,000 fee required to sleep on the floor next to Jackson’s things. On Jan. 25, Jackson fanatics will be selected at random to stay overnight on in the museum, which has been visited by more than 300,000 fans since it opened in the Japanese capital on May 1.
“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.