Karakuri Mechanization Research Committee of Japan Kyushu Office
100 Hinodemachi, Kurume City, Fukuoka
|The history of mechanized dolls in Japan began in the initial years of the Edo period with invention of the |
XX doll, and from the start of the Edo period on, dolls that made a variety of movements were produced and invented,
culminating once in the initial years of the Meiji Period...
|Around the 18th century was particularly vibrant with French dolls that made simple girl-like gestures to|
more complex dolls such as a
doll that writes made by Jaquet-Droz from Switzerland...
|Efforts were made with mechanized dolls in the Edo period of Japan|
to make their movements more real and human-like.
Modern robots incorporate a great deal of technology from mechanized dolls...
|What kind of mechanisms drove the karakuri |
dolls beloved by the people of Edo period Japan?
We will introduce you to a breakdown of the diagram for the tea-serving “chahakobi” doll restored on the basis of original schematic drawings...