Okiku ningyo : a mysterious japanese doll.

@topffer (31752)
France
April 24, 2010 9:57pm CST
Ningyo is the name for a traditional doll in Japan. Word-for-word ningyo means "human shape". There is many dolls in Japanese temples. You don't throw a doll in Japan, but you offer your abandoned doll to a temple. Nice tradition, isn't it ? This one is in a temple in the island of Hokkaido. She was bought in 1918 by a young man for his sister Okiku aged two. It is a one foot long black haired pretty doll, wearing a kimono. A few months later, his sister died suddenly. The family placed the doll in the altar of the house and prayed for their daughter. They noticed... that the hair of the doll was growing ! They moved in 1938 and brought the doll to a temple. The doll's hair is still growing and is cut once a year in a special ceremony. After an analyze, the doll's hair are human hair. People think that the girl's soul is in this doll. Since twenty years, this doll is smiling. There is a song untitled Okiku Ningyo by the Japanese thrash metal band Sabbat. It is traduced by "Okiku, doll of the devil". Is this doll a devil's doll ? Here is a link to a japanese site with many photos of this doll : http://hobby.gray-japan.com/mystery_n/world/mystery-world-026.html
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@Naisan (215)
• Philippines
25 Apr 10
I have a my very own japanese doll, I got it also when I was 2--with the same features you mentioned here. I'm not much of a believer that this things could happen really. nice story, ill check ur link
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@topffer (31752)
• France
25 Apr 10
Hello Naisan, This doll is in the Mannenji temple in Manji, and this story is true. Her hair are cut every year publicly : it's a mystery for me !
@Naisan (215)
• Philippines
26 Apr 10
wow i better research this one out. thanks for the info. hope i could go there
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• United States
11 Dec 10
i have never heard of that song before.. i am guessing it might possibly be a "doll of the devil" there is alot of spirituality used through physical objects... it sounds like something like that would probably be considered a voodoo dollor something similar to that. those r deffinatly of the devil, and purposefully made to try to curse other peoples lives.. but its basically just bullsh*t.. voodoo dolls wont curse u if u dont believe in anything like that
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@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
7 May 10
i'm scared...
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