Hello Friends and Readers..
Wow.. mid-week already.. I had been really busy at the start of the week, things are much clam now, but I can see that the weekend will be pack.
By the way, is anyone facing problems with wordpress? It seems like I didn’t get any update from anyone’s blog this week.. and I wonder why.Oh well.. Hope it is just a technical issue.
I have something to share with you. Sometime last week I had a chance to watch this documentary~ Dolls Village. You can read more about it here. The situation is that this village, Nagoro is slowing disappearing. There used to be 300+ residents living in the village and what’s left now is 31 people with the youngest being less than 5 years old.
For the last 10 years, Ms Tsukimi Ayano has been replacing the deceased or departed with these life-size dolls made with straws and old clothing. Well the truth is that, now there are more dolls “roaming” in the village than the human beings.
As the document goes on, something caught my attention when I saw this. It was a classroom filled with dolls and even the teacher is a life-sized doll.
I really had a mixed feeling where the students and teachers are replaced by dolls. I can feel the emptiness in the school where I imagine it to be busting with activities and energy in the past.
In a way, Ms Tsukimi has generated many publicity in this disappearing village. Now tour buses and tourists are coming to see her work of art. Towards the end of the programme, I’m happy to see the villagers coming together to work on the dolls, and displaying them around the village.
Yet, at the same time, I’m feeling sad that the village will really disappear in 10 years time. I’m not sure how to feel at this point. Is there something like that happening else-where too. Are you aware of a disappearing village? What are the villagers doing and can we help?
These are my thoughts this week… I would really like to hear your views too.