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The Japanese Village Where Dolls Outnumber People
May 21, 2014
In Nagoro, Japan, a 64-year-old woman named Ayano Tsukimi makes life-sized dolls to replace people who died or moved away. She grew up watching her village thrive, but now, it's dwindling. "The dolls are like my children," she says. She's made more than 350 of them. Only 37 people still live in Nagoro.
Author: Chris Heller
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