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04/30/2016 09:52 am ET

Would You Know This Was A Sex Doll If We Didn’t Tell You?

An exhibition of love dolls shows just how far they've come in looking real.

Sex dolls have definitely come a long way, baby.

Once they were flat-faced blow-up dolls better suited as flotation devices in wading pools.

Now high end versions can sell for nearly $10,000 and look incredibly lifelike, as a new exhibit at a Tokyo art gallery demonstrates.

  • The exhibit,&nbsp;called <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/953932504726935/" target="_blank">"Artificial OTOME (girl)
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    The exhibit, called "Artificial OTOME (girl) Museum" showcases "love dolls" inspired by paintings of Japanese women made by artist Ikenaga Yasunari.
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  • This marks the&nbsp;fifth year the Vanilla Gallery has put the love dolls on display in an artistic setting.
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    This marks the fifth year the Vanilla Gallery has put the love dolls on display in an artistic setting.
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  • The market for the "Love Dolls" isn't just kinky collectors. Many widowers buy the dolls for companionship.
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    The market for the "Love Dolls" isn't just kinky collectors. Many widowers buy the dolls for companionship.
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  • Admission to the exhibit is limited to those over the age of 18. Besides the "Love Dolls," the exhibit includes a leaflet tha
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    Admission to the exhibit is limited to those over the age of 18. Besides the "Love Dolls," the exhibit includes a leaflet that explains how the dolls were made, interviews with company officials and more artwork, according to Time Out Tokyo.
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  • The exhibition goes through May 22 at the<a href="http://www.vanilla-gallery.com/index.html" target="_blank"> Vanilla Gallery
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    The exhibition goes through May 22 at the Vanilla Gallery.
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