There’s just something creepy about dolls, and while there is a long and substantiated history of cursed or haunted dolls throughout the world, perhaps one of the weirdest tales is the bizarre little doll that is believed to house the restless spirit of a young girl and sports hair that keeps growing.
The story begins in 1918, when Eikichi Suzuki bought a doll for his baby sister, Okiku. Clothed in a kimono with a traditional black bob, Okiku loved her doll so much she named it after herself and the two became inseparable until tragedy struck the following year when Okiku fell gravely ill. The girl soon died from complications of severe influenza and fever, and the mourning family placed her beloved doll in a family altar in memory of their daughter.
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