No, it’s not the plot to this summer’s big horror blockbuster. It’s really happening in a Japanese village called Nagoro. But it’s still kinda creepy.
Nagoro is on Shikoku Island. For the last twenty-plus years, the village has seen a mass exodus of its denizens to bigger Japanese cities. So resident Tsukimi Ayano crafted a solution: she’s been sprucing the place up with hundreds of life-sized, scarecrow-like dolls. So now, instead of having an abandoned vibe, Nagoro feels more like a waking nightmare.
Watch the Tokyo Lens short documentary about Nagoro below.