You might have noticed that during the Fatal Frame 3 game the hair of Mikus doll grows. I found a legend about a doll that might have inspired the makers of the game.
At the Mannenji temple in Manji there is a posessed doll. Manji is northeast from Sapporo/Hokkaido.
They say it is the ghost of Suzuki Kikudo wich died at the age of 3 years. Her doll Okiku chan hasn´t been buried with her but set onto the family altar. Her older brother Eikichi played every day with it.
As Eikichi has grown up and had to fight for his country at the end of Worl War II at Sachalin island he gave the doll to a monk of Mannenji temple. Originally the hair had chin length but as Eikichi returned after the war he noticed that the hair has grown a little bit
It is maintained that the hair of the doll has to be cut every 10 years and some visitors of the temple say, that the doll has blinked to them.
__________________ Set by CrimsonButterfly from Akaichou