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Karakuri: Traditional Japanese automata art [video]


Karakuri ningyo are automata / mechanized puppets that have been in Japan since the 17th century. Pulleys and weights are used to make the automata perform numerous tasks. From the video’s description, “Its roots can be traced back 200-300 years during the Edo period when skilled craftsmen created automata (self-operating machines). Using nothing more than pulleys and weights they were able to make the Karakuri (Japanese automata) perform amazing tasks.”

Via ThePresurfer

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