Japanese photographer transforms his residence into a sex doll museum

Photographer and sex doll lover Yoshitaka Hyodo has transformed his residence into a private Japanese sex doll museum.

He lives in Yashio City, on the border of Saitama Prefecture and Tokyo. Hyoudou even opened his lifelike sex doll museum to the public during the peak tourist season. Main opening hours are April 30 to May 5. If you want to visit, you need to make an appointment, you can check the relevant information and details on his private website. The admission fee is 1,000 yen/time, and sex doll lovers are free. Photography is allowed in the museum, but the filming works are limited to non-commercial use.

This is the fourth time he has opened his collection of sex dolls in his two-story private museum. He hopes that one day he can turn his home into a real museum of Japanese sex dolls. “Treasure Hall” used to be very common in Japan (especially in Atami, a hot spring holy place loved by couples), but unfortunately it faded out of people’s sight and became a little-known mysterious base after the war. It is reported that except for one family, the rest are closed.

From about 2002, Hyodo also held a photography exhibition of his sex dolls. His work has even been exhibited in Paris, and Tokyo’s Vanilla Gallery has held an exhibition of his work.

While the museum is not only full of sex dolls – there are other creepy and quirky exhibits – they are the main feature, as reported in this photo. However, they do not appear to be a single brand of sex dolls, but rather a mix of different sex doll brands, including wax dolls and rag dolls. Many collections are based on war and military themes. This is actually a very common metaphor. It is a pornographic culture that associates war and violence with the mass unleashing of fantasy and desire.