CULTURE & ARTS
11/03/2014 09:22 am ET Updated Nov 03, 2014

Watch A Gorgeous Japanese Doll Form As If Out Of Thin Air

鳴子系こけし/こけしの岡仁 from dmp on Vimeo.

Humans: sometimes it seems like all we do is harm each other. Then you stumble on a video like the one above and remember that sometimes we use our powers for good. In it, a traditional Japanese kokeshi doll seems to appear out of thin air. But in fact, there's a skilled craftsman behind it all, one Yasuo Ozakazaki.

Currently in his sixties, Ozakazaki learned the Noruko method of doll-making from his father, according to the folks at TetoTetoTe, the online folk art showcase that produced the video. Onto a spinning rod of wood, Ozakazaki inserts notches and precise designs with the steady hands of a surgeon. It basically looks like magic. But it's real. Because, humans.

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