Japanese doll culture has changed along with the times and now it is very trendy among young youths in the form
of figurine. Many of model figurines are that of various anime characters. It is not only copying the look of the
character but also conveying the character’s personality and the world of the story by its facial pose and expression.
It must be said that the special feeling that Japanese continued to have for dolls and the Japanese refined manufacturing
technique bolster the popularity of figurines.
Dolls that are smaller than the average dolls are very popular as a souvenir from Japan. Wooden Kokeshi doll is a
unique figure with a round head on a long cylindrical body. It was originally a girls’ toy, but the diversity of its
shapes and designs were changed and it has become an ornamental doll for adults to enjoy.