WATCH: Japanese paper puppets move, transform when touched | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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A Japanese designer by the name of Haruki Nakamura has taken the art of “karakuri” and applied it to paper creations to bring them to life.

Karakuri roughly translates as “trick” or “mechanized” and generally refers to the making of automatic-moving puppets or dolls. Nakamura took the basic principles and applied it to paper creations to give them movement.

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For those interested in making their own moving paper puppets, Nakamura sells kits on his website Kamikara. He also posted tutorials and making-of videos on his YouTube channel for anyone who would like to try their hands on designing their own paper puppets. JB


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