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The DOLLs village of Japan

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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Image credit: screen captured from 'Valley of Dolls' by Fritz Schumann

 

Scary or not, in the remote Nagoro village situated in the city of Miyoshi 三好市 of Tokushima Prefecture, the number of residents is far fewer than scarecrows. As of last year, there are only 37 residents living in this village as compared to approximate 350 scarecrows dolls, all hand-made by Ms Ayano Tsukimi.

 

Accordingly to Tsukimi san who was featured in the 'Valley of Dolls' documentary, these dolls were made to scare birds away from field where crops are growing and each has a life span of around 3 years due to wear and tear. These dolls were blended into the village's scenery where they are either 'working' in the field, 'waiting' for the bus or 'attending' classes in the school.

 

Watch the video 'Valley of Dolls' from Vimeo produced by Fritz Schumann, click here.

 

Image credit: screen captured from 'Valley of Dolls' by Fritz Schumann 

 

 

Source: 'Valley of Dolls' from Vimeo produced by Fritz Schumann

Photos: 'Valley of Dolls' from Vimeo produced by Fritz SchumannPosted by Admin in Around Asia on 18 Mar 2015

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