Life-size dolls looking on from a bus stop in the tiny village of Nagoro in western Japan. Photo: AFP

Welcome to Japan’s valley of the dolls, where scarecrows outnumber people 10 to one

  • Only 27 people live in the tiny village of Nagoro, but it is also home to 270 life-size dolls that are dotted around the streets
  • Local resident Tsukimi Ayano began placing scarecrows on the street in 2003 to inject some life into her depopulated village
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Life-size dolls looking on from a bus stop in the tiny village of Nagoro in western Japan. Photo: AFP
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