Nagoro is a remote village, nestled deep in the valleys of Shikoku Island. It was once a bustling center with a dam, a big company and hundreds of inhabitants.
But the residents moved to bigger cities over the years. Its population is dwindling as the residents left behind continue to die.
When Japanese artist Ayano Tsukimi returned to her village 11 years ago [t]here were hardly any people around anymore, so she decided to repopulate the place herself with handmade dolls.
These dolls can be seen strewn across the village, on benches, in the street, outside her home, working in farms, and even lounging about the abandoned school compound. Over a span of 10 years, she has sewn about 350 life-size dolls, each one representing a former villager.
Sounds like the beginning of a very, very creepy horror movie.
Via Oddity Central for the full story and additional photos.