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199. Memorial To Broken Dolls Day

  • Posted June 3, 2009 by Jon Laysell in Macro. Viewed 9508 times

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The Japanese celebrate the 3rd of June as “Memorial To Broken Dolls Day”. Children can take their broken dolls or other significant toys to a Buddhist shrine where they can receive funeral rites; the dolls that is, not the children. That would be cruel.

I'm not sure what a Buddhist priest with a pacifist outlook would make of an action man but, ho-hum, I wasn't going to post a picture of a Barbie doll (If I had one).

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    • # Aslan G. Aghdam

      Wow.... great idea and doll. Especially his head in his hand i think it means he want to fight for his country

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    • # Eric Abalea

      Soon the day of the consoles of games except services and burst tyres of bike...
      Mais photo intéréssante quand même.

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    • # Paul

      We in Suffolk offer our deepest condolences......(Oh by the way great shot and info as usual!)

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    • # Marsha

      Sorry, I wasn't thinking....sorry you have to lay your doll to rest, Jon. Must be very difficult.

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    • # Marsha

      Now that's a bit of trivia I knew nothing about. I like all the orange....very weird, but cool shot!

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