29 October 2014

Fascinating Video Shows A Japanese Wooden Doll Crafted By Hand

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In an age where toys are increasingly being mass produced by machines, it is rare to come across toys that are still being crafted painstakingly by hand.

These Japanese wooden dolls may be too precious for us to play with, but the laborious steps behind the creation of these hand-crafted dolls have left us intrigued.

In the four-minute video, a Japanese man is seen carving each wooden doll carefully by the window of his workshop before painting delicate strokes on its body to create its features and other decorative elements.

Watch the video below to view the laborious process of making these Japanese wooden dolls.

[via SPLOID Gizmodo, images via Vimeo screenshots]