My #firststory comes from #Nagaro #village
About 165km from where I live.
In #Japan and all over the #world, young people leave their tiny villages for bigger cities, looking for better life and employment opportunities, leaving less and less—and older and older—people behind. But what happens if someone decides to replace those who have gone … with #dolls?
In 2002, Ayano Tsukimi came back to the waning village of Nagoro in #Tokushima Prefecture on the island of #Shikoku. Since then, she has constructed more than 350 dolls to repopulate the village— The dolls are scattered all around town, busy in daily, menial activities like going to school, fishing, tending gardens or waiting for the bus, many of them designed after the actual features of former living residents of the town. While this isn't exactly #terrifying or #scary, some have said that many voices can be heard from the abandoned village at night. And they all seem to be uttering their discontent. #spooktober #october #halloween #stories #japantales