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Japan's mechanical doll Part 2
Karakuri technology in Japan was inherited throughout the Edo period and became the driving force for the birth of modern engineers. However, there are many engineers who seem to have never been taught Karakuri techniques by their teachers. Moreover, judging from the remaining works and records, there are many things in common with these Karakuri masters' techniques.

What seems to have connected them was a book called "Kiki Zukuri". The author is Yorinao Hosokawa. The contents of the "Kiki Zukan" were detailed illustrations of the structure, principle, and production method of four types of Japanese clocks, nine types of karakuri dolls, and karakuri toys.

The accuracy of the production guidance is also proved by the fact that the restored Karakuri doll made according to the instructions moved brilliantly. But why were you so enthusiastic about communicating Karakuri techniques?

"The free world of play is wide enough to show all the creativity and ingenuity. The creativity and ingenuity cultivated there is not limited to the world of play. About 200 A year ago, Yorinao Hosokawa, the author of "Kiki Zukuri," seems to have thought so. * Reference material Kawade Shobo Shinsha "Illustrated Karakuri"
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