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Onyudo -Japan's Largest Mechanical Doll-

TRAVEL 2017 30 mins Episode(s): 1 english Japanese
The "Onyudo", the largest mechanical doll in Japan, is the symbol of Yokkaichi City in Mie Prefecture. Every year at the Yokkaichi Festival in August, the Onyudo entertains many people with its humorous and silly movements. Placed on a large float, its gigantic body sways as its neck, 3 meters long when stretched out, rocks back and forth comically. In this episode, we will reveal the hidden secret behind how this wonderful doll works, whilst also looking at how it has been preserved, protected, and passed down for more than 200 years.

Part of "Festivals of Japan - Season 1".