Doll owners flocked to the Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo, on Sunday, to participate in the annual Ninyo Kashasai doll-burying ceremony. Businessman Shuntaro Kuwabara stated that Japanese people have believed that dolls have souls since ancient times. «People love their dolls and take care of it since they are the child, so once they don't need it anymore or it became broken, but Japanese people... Еще can't throw away as a usual trash,» said Kuwabara. The ceremony is an opportunity for people to bury their broken or old dolls. Dozens of people brought the dolls to the shrine in order to pray for them and pay respects.