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DISCONTINUED - Karakuri Tea Serving Robot Kit
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Karakuri dolls are one of the original forms of robots! The history of
(meaning "artful mechanism") automatic dolls began in the early Edo period (1603-1867) in Japan. This authentic tea-serving automaton is the most typical type, and is produced according to the
, the only existing Karakuri mechanical doll manual, written in 1796. Includes instructions in Japanese, but we've got English instructions right here under the "How To" tab.
Illustrated instructions in English (PDF)
Enjoy the beauty of Japanese craftsmanship from days gone by
The instructions (see the "How To" tab for PDF English instructions) were written by Hosokawa Hanzo Yorinao, more popularly known as "Karakuri Hanzo," who was an engineer of the Tosa Domain in the Edo period
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