I Doll

Last Sunday my friend Natalie and I ventured into Tokyo to do something a little out of the ordinary–we went to a doll show, called I Doll, which is held a few times a year in Tokyo. Learn more about it here (Japanese only!) We didn’t know what to expect, really. I had seen some photos of the incredibly detailed dolls on the internet before going, but I was really surprised by what we saw.

The show was mostly a place for vendors to sell accessories for the different kinds of dolls, ranging all the way from hats to shoes. Each vendor also had some dolls on display to showcase their work. There were some vendors selling dolls as well. From what I gather, these dolls are extremely customizable, and most of them can move and bend at every joint just like a real boy! (Reference to Pinocchio…)

I believe most of these dolls are Dollfie dolls, which you can learn more about here. Some are Blythe dolls.

Anyway, enjoy these very detailed/strange/beautiful/scary dolls!

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5 responses to “I Doll

  1. Those are definitely very interesting. Wow. Such detail and find workmanship. Are they expensive to buy?

    • I think if you buy one that’s already made it’s not too expensive, but if you get one customized (hair color, hair style, eye color and shape, complexion, position of the hands, etc) they get really expensive!

  2. Those things creep the shit out of me. I HATE walking around a corner in a shop and suddenly running into a shelf of them! A whole show must have been really interesting, though; I bet you saw some awesome accessories.

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