Karakuri ningyo are mechanized puppets or automata from Japan. Its roots can be traces back to the 17th century when skilled craftsmen created automata. Using nothing more than pulleys and weights they were able to make the Karakuri perform amazing tasks.

Today Hideki Higashino is one of the few remaining craftsmen who is determined to keep the history and tradition of Japanese Karakuri alive.

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(thanks Cora)

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