Saori - PhMuseum

Saori

Taro Karibe

2016 - Ongoing

Japan

Senji Nakajima, 61 years old, lives with 'Saori' for six years in his apartment in Tokyo, Japan. They hang out, go shopping, sleep on the same bed. Although the only one thing different from any other couple is the fact that Saori, actually is a life-size 'love doll'.

Nakajima, married with two children, who lives away from home for work, first started his life with Saori six years ago. At first, he used to imagine as if the doll was his first girl friend, and used it only for sexual purposes to fill the loneliness, but months later, he started to find Saori actually has an original personality. As if the sculptor Pygmalion who fell in love with the ivory made Aphrodite, in Ovidius's 'Metamorphoses' story.

'She never betrays, not after only money. I'm tired of modern rational humans. They are heartless,'

Nakajima says,

'for me, she is more than a doll. Not just a silicon rubber. She needs much help, but still is my perfect partner who shares precious moments with me and enriches my life.'

The trend for intimate relationships with silicone dolls, which cost up to 600,000JPY (app.6,000USD) has been rising across Japan.

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  • The head of Love Doll 'Saori' at its owner Senji Nakajima's apartment on June 25, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Senji Nakajima combs the hair of his Love Doll 'Saori' at Love Hotel room on June 5, 2016 in Nagano, Japan.

  • Senji Nakajima looks for the wig for his Love Doll 'Saori' on June 25, 2016 in Gunma, Japan.

  • Senji Nakajima watches TV with his Love Doll 'Saori' at his apartment on June 25, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Senji Nakajima carries his Love Doll 'Saori', for taking bath together at a Love Hotel room on September 27, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Senji Nakajima touches his Love Doll 'Saori' during taking bath at Love Hotel room on June 4, 2016 in Nagano, Japan.

  • Senji Nakajima carries the spare wig for his Love Doll 'Saori' at a Love Hotel room on September 27, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Senji Nakajima hugs his Love Doll 'Saori' at a Love Hotel room on September 27, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

  • A Love Doll 'Saori', at a Love Hotel room on September 27, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Feet of Senji Nakajima and his Love Doll 'Saori' at Love Hotel room on June 5, 2016 in Nagano, Japan.

  • Senji Nakajima goes out with his Love Doll 'Saori' to a fireworks event on August 21, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Love Doll 'Saori' at the apartment of its owner Senji Nakajima on June 4, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

  • The trousers of Senji Nakajima and the dress of his Love Doll 'Saori' at Love Hotel on June 4, 2016 in Nagano, Japan.

  • Senji Nakajima takes bath with his Love Doll 'Saori' at a Love Hotel on September 27, 2016 in Kanagawa, Japan.

  • Senji Nakajima takes portrait of his Love Doll 'Saori' at a stock farm on June 5, 2016 in Nagano, Japan.

  • Senji Nakajima watches outside of a Love Hotel room on September 27, 2016 in Kanagawa, Japan.

  • Senji Nakajima goes out with his Love Doll 'Saori' to a fireworks event among other couples on August 21, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Senji Nakajima gets back to his car to bring his Love Doll 'Saori' to a Fireworks event on August 21, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

  • A girl stares at Senji Nakajima's Love Doll 'Saori' at Zaimokuza beach on July 8, 2016 in Kanagawa, Japan.

  • Senji Nakajima stares at the horizon with his Love Doll 'Saori' at Zaimokuza beach on July 8, 2016 in Kanagawa, Japan.


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