Japanese doll

Don’t Miss Out on These 2 Exciting Japanese Festivals Happening in October!

October is a beautiful month to witness different festivals in Japan as the weather is pleasant and ideal for traveling around the country. Different regions celebrate varieties of traditional festivals. Some of these attract a lot of tourists who are interested in getting to know the country’s culture deeply. Here are two exciting Japanese festivals…

Discover the Beautiful Japanese Art of Knitting Dolls, and Try Making Them!

When you read the word “crochet” or “knit”, you will probably think of things that relate to winter essentials like sweaters, beanies, and shawls. Perhaps you will think there is nothing new you can learn about crochet and knitting. Well, in Japan there is a unique way in which crochet and knitting are put to…

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…

Zashiki Warashi, A Traditional yet Modernized Japanese Doll

There are a number of old time horror stories lurking in Japanese culture reaching up to present times. Whether these stories are used for intentional purposes or just to pass on to the times, surely many of them are still famous today. One of the famous stories of the Yokai that remains today is the…

The Intriguing Sarubobo Dolls of Gifu and Their Meanings

Have you ever seen these dolls during your travels in Japan? I’m sure that you have come across these faceless dolls at some point. teriyaki830.blog.fc2.com/ Author’s photo These are sarubobo dolls. Sarubobo dolls are faceless human like figures that are mainly red but come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. Where can you…

3 Non-Creepy Handmade Japanese Dolls to Add to the Collection

I have always been attracted to Japanese dolls. They are not only very sophisticated but are also intricately made by Japanese artists. The dolls reflect the Japanese culture with their elaborately-designed Kimonos and their pale white complexion. What’s unique about these dolls is that they are handmade and it can take up to 1-2 years…