The already very small village of Nagoro in eastern Iya on Shikoku, Japan, is shrinking. Only a few dozen people still live there. The others have died or moved away. Ayano Tsukimi, 64, makes life-sized rag doll figures to replace them and positions them in places that once were important in their lives in Nagoro. Director Fritz Schumann made a short documentary about this “Valley of Dolls”.