Japanese dolls

132 hours of a fixed camera on creepy dolls to be broadcast live on Japanese video site

Ring in the new year by getting into a staring contest with a pair of dark, soulless eyes for five-and-a-half days.

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“Pop” daruma dolls so popular you’ll have to wait three years to get one

Daruma are a kind of roly-poly wishing doll in Japanese Buddhism. You draw one eye in while making a wish, and then fill in the other when your wish comes true. Given their sweet purpose and blob-like shape, traditional daruma are already pretty charming, but a woodcarving shop in Kagawa Prefecture has found a pop makeover makes them even more attractive, so much so that there is a 3-year waiting list to get one!

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