Japan is known as a country famous for its strange and unusual places. Take for example Awashima Shrine, where more than 20,000 dolls are kept. However, in the land of the rising sun, there is also a puppet village, where puppets replace the inhabitants who have left the village.
Nagoro – a puppet village in Japan
Nagoro is a quiet village located in the Iya valley of Tokushima Prefecture. In fact, this is not the only puppet village in Phu Tang.
In Nagoro, there are only about 30 people alive, and the number of dummies is more than 10 times, up to 350. All created by artist Tsukimi Ayano since 2003, she also did it to create a crowded atmosphere. more fun and reduce the cold of the village, which is already attractive and anchored.
Many of the scarecrow wear clothes that once belonged to the beloved inhabitants of the village, giving it a realistic yet creepy feel.
These scarecrows can be seen working in the fields, waiting for the bus at the bus stop or just standing across the street staring at you. In a way, it felt like the village was frozen in time, with all the motionless residents just standing around.
Background of Nagoro làng Village
The village of Nagoro may look strange to most people, but behind it is a sad story. What was once a vibrant village with hundreds of people, has now turned into a desolate area with only 30 residents. Many villagers left for big cities to find work, while many others passed away.
Ayano Tsukimi is the youngest person in Nagoro village.
The story of the scarecrows invading the village begins in the early 2000s, when Tsukimi Ayano returns to Nagoro Village to take care of her father. She made her first scarecrow, modeled after her father, to scare away crows that were destroying the vegetables she was trying to grow.
As time went on, Tsukimi began to create more and more puppets to look like neighbors and friends who had passed away or moved elsewhere. These scarecrows were placed in positions that were important to them while they were still in the village. She feels that this is a way for her to pay tribute to the villagers and the once prosperous village of Nagoro.
In fact, the appearance of humanoid dolls in Nagoro village is for the purpose of helping to reduce the cold, “lack of human breath” somewhat.