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09 Obake no Kinta (Ghost Kinta) / Atsuga Ningyoten

Humorous Karakuri dolls“We will continue to make them in order to pass on Japanese culture.” Obake no Kinta (Ghost Kinta) / Atsuga Ningyoten “Obake no Kinta” is a karakuri doll born in the Edo period. It has black formal headwear for court nobles and a red face. It is characterized by its humorous movements, such as its  tongue sticking out when the string is pulled, and its eyeballs flipping back. We interviewed  Mr. Shinhachiro Atsuga of the Atsuga Ningyoten. Shinhachiro Atsuga Born in Kumamoto City in 1943, he became a doll maker in 1963, learning from his father. He is […]