Tuesday, May 12, 2009

19th-Century Japanese Pregnant Dolls

19th-Century Japanese Pregnant Dolls at Pink Tentacle. "...In the 18th and 19th centuries, sideshow carnivals known as misemono were a popular form of entertainment for the sophisticated residents of Edo (present-day Tokyo). The sideshows featured a myriad of educational and entertaining attractions designed to evoke a sense of wonder and satisfy a deep curiosity for the mysteries of life. One popular attraction was the pregnant doll."


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