Okiku Japanese doll, which actually grow hair
One of the most eerie Japanese folklore stories about spirits and ghosts, evil dolls, which are based on a true story, a story about a doll Okiku (Okiku).
The story began in 1918, when the boy bought it on the island of Hokkaido, to make a gift to his sister. The girl was very happy doll and began to play with it all day. She was so passionate about the doll, the doll that has given the same name as himself - Okiku.
The child took the doll with her, even leaving the house for a walk. But suddenly the girl fell seriously ill and soon died. In memory of his beloved daughter, the girl's parents put the doll on the family altar. Soon they began to notice strange things. Jet black straight hair doll every day began to increase in length.
When the doll's hair grew to his knees, her parents finally believed in the fact that the body of the doll possessed by the spirit of their daughter. They began to crop doll hair, and every time the hair grew back again, stopping at the knee. The deceased Okiku hair was just such a length.
In 1938, the family moved to Sakhalin, but was afraid to take a doll. Instead, they brought it into the temple Mannendzi that in iwamizawa Hokkaido, telling the servants of the temple of her abnormal hair. The attendant was not afraid of dolls, but rather placed it in a special wooden box in a prominent place.
The doll is still in the church and ministers regularly trimmed hair Okiku. History Okiku quickly became known throughout Japan and has become a cultural phenomenon. It is described in the books about it staged plays in the Kabuki traditional style. But the mystery doll hair and remains unresolved. No one dared to explore what is really happening with the doll's hair and how they grow.