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Asia » Japan » Wakayama » Shirahama May 8th 2017

shrine of the dolls-a haibun In the south of the island of Honshu is a shrine dedicated to dolls.every year, 100, 000 or more unloved or broken dolls are sent to the shrine, so that they do not haunt the owners.the priests carefully arrange them into appropriate categories;princess, bride, samurai..and dangerous;that is already showing stigmata such as growing hair, bleeding from the eyes and so on.this category is so feared that they are placed underground and sealed. there's life in these dolls all too easy to believe they return our gaze... read more

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