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Sex Doll ends up being murder victim



The above header is no typo, and certainly not a mistake. A couple taking a morning stroll in the mountainous area of Izu, central Japan, discover a tightly wrapped figure in the woods. Hair was protruding from one end, so it appeared to be the remains of a female body. Police were dispatched to the scene, and the body was taken for examination.

Dozens of officers were assigned to interview potential witnesses, and the chilling find (with picture)  became the front cover story for the local newspaper. The following afternoon, the body was sent for autopsy, only to discover that the “corpse” was plastic.

A police spokesman apologized for the error, indicating that followed proper procedures. It was at this point the police divulged that the so called “corpse” had showed signs of repeated use. After investigation, authorities charged a 60-year old unemployed resident of Izu for violating Japan’s Waste Management Law. Apparently, the charged had kept the doll for many years after the death of his wife. He reluctantly disposed the doll because he was scheduled to move-in with one of his children. Refusing to dismember the doll and leave it at curbside, he chose to dispose it in the nearby woods instead.   

Thanks to Pink Tentacle http://www.pinktentacle.com/2008/09/man-charged-with-dumping-silicone-girlfriend/ and Tokyo Mango http://www.tokyomango.com/tokyo_mango/2008/09/fake-dead-body.html for the news.


Who and what is Kendogeisha?

The inception of this website began as an assignment for my Information Technology course. We were given full authority to choose whatever subject we so wished and Kendogeisha chose to cover the strange, funny and wacky news that never make it to the cover of newspapers. Most of the coverage will focus on the Land of the Rising Sun (a.k.a. Japan), since most outrageous things and situations seem to originate there. I will include interesting tidbits from other countries, if newsworthy or funny.

Why Kendogeisha for a title?

Quite simply, because it does not make sense. By juxtaposing two things that represent opposing elements (Kendo=Martial Arts=Strength=Male vs. Geisha=Arts=Delicate=Female), I wanted to highlight the ‘strange’ in japanese culture, and in life in general. Sometimes, things that don’t make sense, may actually do.