Sex doll or art? Both, says Japanese museum 'ultra-realistic' doll exhibition

In 1977, Orient Industry's founder unveiled Hohoemi, a sex doll very accurately described as a "simple lady," with only a head, bosoms and "love canal." How things have changed!

    2016/05/03

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TOKYO — In 1977, Japanese "love doll" maker Orient Industry unveiled 'Hohoemi', a sex doll very accurately described as a "simple lady," with only a head, bosoms and "love canal." Her sisters, Kagemi, Eika and Hana 1 and 2, improved things slightly. But still, with their detachable parts, they were closer to a crime scene than objects of lust.

How things have changed!

By 2005, new materials had made new ideas possible. The model known as "Petite Jewel" has customizable fingers, eye and hair color. Miss Yasuragi's body reportedly has six different face options.

Looking for something classier? Geisha Tomoko comes with a kimono, or a bunny costume. You can remove her clothing, but the best part about the Geisha is she's a drink dispenser; squirting beer, wine or the fluid of your choice out of her nipples.

And now, for the fifth year running, Vanilla Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo is showing the dolls as an art exhibit until May 22, 2016. The museum dolls, made by Orient Industry, are mostly clothed and based on paintings of Japanese women by artist Ikenaga Yasunari.

But down to the real question: how much do the dolls cost? The short answer is at least US$10,000, which is a tad expensive. — But can you put a price on true love?
The sweet-looking Japanese woman at the ofuro, right, is a far cry from a vaguely female-shaped object with strategically placed holes. The picture on the right is a modern
The sweet-looking Japanese woman at the ofuro, right, is a far cry from a vaguely female-shaped object with strategically placed holes. The picture on the right is a modern "love doll" made by Japan's Orient Industry. One the right we see Orient Industry's 1977 first attempt. ORIENT INDUSTRY
Geisha Tomoko comes with a kimono, or a bunny costume. You can remove her clothing, but her most winning feature is the ability to squirt the fluid of your choice out of her nipples. Classy! ORIENT INDUSTRY
Geisha Tomoko comes with a kimono, or a bunny costume. You can remove her clothing, but her most winning feature is the ability to squirt the fluid of your choice out of her nipples. Classy! ORIENT INDUSTRY
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