In the quiet and sleepy town of Nagoro, Japan, the streets are bustling with people – some are waiting for the bus while young men are chopping wood for later use.
Indeed, the streets are full of people, but they are not moving. Actually, scrap that – they’re not, in fact, people. They’re dolls, created skillfully by Tsukimi Ayano.
Ayano first started creating dolls as scarecrows for her vegetable field which, unfortunately, did not flourish. Over time, she used the life-sized dolls to replace the dead members of the community and those who moved away.
To date, the population of her dolls outnumbers the actual human population; Nagoro only has 35 living residents as opposed to its 160 doll residents. But the sleepy town of Nagoro is not alone in this situation.
Watch the video below:
In recent years, Japan has seen a continuous decline in its population, with fewer Japanese babies being born and the elderly population increasing. The National Institute of Population and Social Security research projects that by 2060, four in 10 Japanese people will be over 65 years of age.
Trucker Finds True Love After Texting A Number He Found On A Toilet Wall
Strangely, the message read “If you want a good shag, call Donna.”
They say true love comes when you least expect it. Sometimes, it can knock at the most unanticipated time or place. While I know that sounds terribly mushy, the story below demonstrates exactly that.
Mark Ellis, a 51-year-old trucker, who eventually found romance after texting a phone number he found on – of all places in the world - a wall in a public toilet in Garforth, West Yorkshire, UK.
Interestingly, the number came with a short written message which said “If you want a good shag, call Donna on…”...
Mom-To-Be Reveals Pregnancy To Her Husband In A Heartwarming Photo Shoot
Now that’s really sweet! Congratulations to the couple 🙂
Future moms, take note of this: pregnancy isn’t a news that you casually break to your significant other. It definitely should be a special, memorable moment for the both of you.
Take it from Brianne Dow, a mom-to-be who went out of her way to tell her husband in a most unexpected way. This soon-to-be mother from Wisconsin asked for the help of Samantha Boos, a professional wedding photographer, for a sweet surprise.
Brandon, Bri’s husband, was told that they won a free couples photo shoot from Boos. On the day of the shoot, Boos gave each of them a small chalkboard. She then instructed them to write three words describing each other while they are standing back to back....
Girl Wins $79M In The Lottery. Now Her Ex-Boyfriend Wants Part of the Money!
Quite possibly the unluckiest guy alive. LOL!
A heartbreak is usually accompanied by pain and regret. Just think of all the shattered hopes and dreams that will go straight down the drain once a relationship prematurely ends. It surely sucks, especially if you’re the one who got dumped in the process.
Now imagine how bad you will feel if you got dumped through a text message and that eventually, your ex-lover won the lottery when you’re no longer together.
Call it adding insult to the injury or whatever but that’s exactly the situation Dan White, 21, later found himself in. ...