As we explored the Dōtonbori area of Osaka, we came upon the somewhat startling sight of four male faces carved into the pillars in front of the Dotonbori Hotel. Each face represents a different world region—from left to right, Asian, African, Arabian, Western. The pillars are intended to welcome guests from all over the world. And, as the hotel boasts, a peek behind the pillars reveals different buttocks for each figure. We didn't stay here, but it looks to be a fine hotel.