Ghost in the Clockwork Shell
July 26, 2010 12:46 PM   Subscribe

Welcome to the World of Karakuri. During the Edo Period (1603-1867), karakuri, which originally referred to all forms of mechanical engineering had gradually changed its meaning to signify objects that delight and baffle us by moving on their own as if by some mysterious power.
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Wow, the Japanese love for robots goes back further than I thought.
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:55 PM on July 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

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