Mechanical Dolls

Japanology Plus mini

5m 00s
Broadcast on February 28, 2021 Available until March 31, 2025

Japanology Plus explores Japanese life and culture. In this five-minute digest, we look at Karakuri Ningyo, or mechanical dolls. They don't use electricity or motors. Instead, they use clever mechanisms to achieve realistic, lifelike movement. Whether serving tea or performing acrobatic feats, the dolls have been entertaining the public for centuries.

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