Japanese dolls made out of real human corpse skin?
Could it be? So claims this email:
The pictures below are Japanese dolls which are created by using real human corpse skin and hair!
Seeing these pictures are enough to freak anybody out!
I am not sure how authentic these Japanese dolls are but if you were to look closely at the pictures, you will notice some red blood lines around the nose, eyes and mouth area. This means if they really used human corpse skin, they actually sliced the face out to be put on these dolls!
Two reasons why these dolls are obviously not made out of human skin:
a) Human skin would not be a good material to use for dolls. Like leather, it would turn brownish and grow hard. Not that I have any experience working with human skin, mind you.
b) These dolls are the creations of Japanese sculptor Yoshiko Hori. (Credit goes to Spluch for tracking this down.) And even though she calls them "dolls in the flesh," I can't find any report of her fashioning the dolls out of human tissue.