Before Robots, Japan Had Tiny Dolls That Tumbled Down Stairs And Served Tea | Smart News

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During Japan’s Edo period, which stretched from the early 17th century to the mid-1800s, wealthy families would buy Karakuri—little self operating dolls or toys that served tea and shot arrows. Here, you can see how one works—this one’s called the tumbling doll:

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