11.12.14 by Jeff

Life-Sized Scarecrows Outnumber People 3 to 1 in Dying Japanese Village

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There’s an element to this story that is quite delightful but it also has the makings of an epic horror movie. Nagoro is a small village in the mountains of southern Japan, now home to three times as many life-sized scarecrows as people. The dolls are being made by 65-year old Tsukimi Ayano, who moved back to Nagoro after years of being away to take care of her father. Ayano has slowly replaced residents, who’ve either moved away or died, with a whimsical scarecrow.

The 35 remaining residents are now vastly outnumbered by the dolls and living in what has to be the most surreal village during the day, and pretty much my worst nightmare at night.

The image above gets creepier the more I look at it. Have a look at more images from Nagoro below.

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Via: Associated Press













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Dan Dan

    GOD NO

  • ninobenito

    creepy.

  • Masato Yamamoto

    Oh my..I’m working as a local government officer in Southern Japan(Kyushu) but never heard of this place.Gotta go!

    • dude they will turn you into a doll, dont go

      • Masato Yamamoto

        :-@

  • lol uhmmmm

  • FistOfReason

    If those things come to life, Japan will have problems.

    • Tito Piccolo

      Nah, it will solve Japan’s decreasing population.





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