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Express Gratitude to Your Beloved Dolls at This Unique Festival at Meiji Shrine

At the mention of Meiji Shrine, what comes to your mind? The lush greenery along the forest paths leading to the shrine? Traditional Japanese marriage ceremonies taking place on the shrine’s grounds? For those who may not know, this Shinto shrine is dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken (even…

Meet Lulu, the World’s First Living Doll Fashion Model In Japan!

It’s not surprising that the world’s first living doll has come from Japan. Her name is “Lulu Hashimoto,” a body-doll suit made by Hitomi Komaki. Lulu is turning heads in the fashion industry with her airbrushed doll-like joints! She may look a bit creepy but for Hitomi, Lulu is simply a way for women to…

How Significant Are Karakuri Puppets in Japan’s Robotic Industry Today?

Japan is known for its deep passion for robots. Though this may seem strange to outsiders, this fascination is nothing new. One of these robots is a traditional mechanized puppet known as “Karakuri Ningyo (からくり人形)” or Japan’s clockwork puppets. Their history is deeply rooted in the interaction between Western technology and Eastern philosophy to the…

Cosplayers, Your Figurines Can Have Their Own Photoshoots in Ikebukuro!

Almost anything is possible in the capital city of Japan. When it comes to cosplay photography, not only humans partake in the event but also inanimate objects. Such is the case of Haco Stadium Tokyo, a cosplay photo studio which opened in 2015. It is a cosplay paradise for those who want their pictures taken…

Clone Yourself into a Doll at Akihabara’s Clone Factory: Cool or Creepy?

Have you ever thought of cloning yourself? It is possible now at the Clone Factory in Akihabara. The factory lets you create 3D-doll versions of yourself and your pets too! With the use of multiple Digital Single-lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras, photos will be taken from the subjects face in varying angles. The data will be…

Why are Dolly Eyes So Popular in Japan?

Living in Asia can be quite the dream, especially for the makeup lovers who love trying new products without the need of a plastic surgery. Dolly eyes, or “big eyes” are extremely popular among Asian girls, especially Japanese, which leads to contact lenses being a big trend. pixgood.com/ “Are these contact lenses for real? I…

Unforgettable Tokyo Souvenirs You should Buy for Friends and Family

Visiting a place in Japan wouldn’t be complete without purchasing something memorable. This is what souvenirs are for. They are supposed to represent something unique to that place. Buying souvenirs for friends and family is also a common custom which most Japanese people follow. For those of you who are interested in visiting Tokyo, you…

Licca–chan, Japanese Reply to Barbie

There is that one particular doll that’s more popular than Barbie in Japan. You might have heard of her. Her name is Licca-chan. She originated from an anime TV series “Super Doll Licca-chan,” which was broadcasted by TV Tokyo from 1998-1999. The story is portraying an elementary school girl named Licca Kayama. She has a…

Cute Japanese Kokeshi Wooden Dolls

Kokeshi history poupeekokeshi.wordpress.com/ Do you know of or maybe have seen the Japanese wooden dolls? These dolls are desinged really simple, with no arms or legs. Perhaps, if you look at a picture, you will recognise them! So, what are they called in Japanese? They are called “Kokeshi”. The first “Kokeshi” came from Togatta Onsen…