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Photo Journal: Barking in the New Year

Paper dogs are carefully crafted at a studio in the city of Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, to be ready for the Year of the Dog in 2018. At the workspace Takashiba "Deko" yashiki, which hosts four studios, the busy season is fast approaching for the paper dolls. "Deko" means doll in the local dialect. The dolls are made by attaching wet pieces of Japanese washi paper to a wooden frame and drying the paper before removing the frame and painting them.

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