Photo: @nachangagaga

Japanese love doll mistaken for drowned corpse; saved by emergency services anyway

By Scott Wilson, SoraNews24

We’ve seen love dolls taken to high levels of seriousness before, with some people adopting them as family or investigating their kidnappings.

But usually those were always a few eccentric individuals, without any sort of official organizations playing a part.

Until now. Japanese YouTuber Tanaka Natsuki typically makes videos about visiting hot springs, and recently made one for a fishing trip, but while she was there something out of the ordinary drifted by:

▼ First horror, then relief.

(Translation below)


“While I was filming for my fishing video, I thought that a corpse had come floating by, but it turned out to be a Dutch wife (love doll). And it seems someone misunderstood what it was and called the authorities, so a ton of police, fire trucks, and ambulances showed up. Thankfully the wife was safely rescued. Nice.”

While she quickly realized what it was, it’s definitely easy to mistake an upside-down love doll floating on the water as an actual drowned person, so we don’t blame whoever called emergency services for making the honest error. Better safe than sorry!

In fact, it’s precisely because the situation could’ve ended up horrific, but actually ended up completely harmless, that makes it deserving of a chuckle in the first place.

Of course, she wasn’t the only one there watching:

▼ “At Hachinohe Bay! An illegal disposal of oversized garbage.Thank you, emergency services, for your hard work.”

Photo: PowerSportsVoW @VoW_wheeeeeeeee

Here’s how Japanese netizens reacted to seeing the “rescue” in action:

“Yup, I’d make the same mistake.”

“If I were fishing alone at night and saw that, I’d pee myself.”

“lol I bet those police and fire fighters felt pretty awkward.”

“Just glad to see her safe and sound!”

“It’s funny for sure, but not fun for the emergency services. Dispose of your garbage properly, people!”

That last netizen is absolutely right. And if you’re the type of person who’d be embarrassed to put our your love doll on non-burnable-trash collection day, then no worries! Love doll funeral services can help you privately, and emotionally, say goodbye.

Source: Twitter/@nachangagaga via Hachima Kiko

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At least, you know emergency services in Japan really take their job seriously. Good on them and shame on the guy who improperly disposed of the doll.

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I wonder if there was proper mouth to mouth, pcr, done...

13 ( +13 / -0 )

I stumbled across one of these on a wooded trail once. Scared the heck out of me until I realized what it was.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Cute camisole and panties. Obviously loved. Did she escape?

8 ( +8 / -0 )

I guess this man got tired of her not doing as she wished! At least it was a dol and not him disposing of a real person as so many family members do in Japan.

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Or as they’re known in Japan - a Dutch wife

4 ( +4 / -0 )

A very similar scenario was referenced in Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex in an episode called “Android and I”. Your free 豆知識 for today.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

It's worth a chuckle, but I'll be the first to admit that I'd have thought it was a corpse and called emergency services myself....but then, my eyesight isn't the best these days.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

it committed suicide...

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Man! I don't blame the Emergency staff. Great response. It would have scared me big time.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Well, they've got a story to tell, and at least one with an appropriate "happy ending".

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Can't blame the person who called 119, it does look lifelike from far.

Tanaka Natsuki is cute though, used to have a thing for her onsen videos.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

I really thought it was going to work out between them too.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

An autopsy showed that she died not from drowning, but to Covid 19.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Cheaper than having to go online and book the sodai gomi service. I wonder how many A and/or B stickers a love doll costs for them to pick up?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

It was a good opportunity to do rescue practice. Not really a waste.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Is this that new hidden camera show?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Who was the guy assigned to do CPR?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Why do so-called "men" need things like that anyway? Can't handle real women?

Who knows? Probably the same reason so-called "women" need vibrators and dildos. Why should this be viewed as any less acceptable?

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Well, that doll is safe now.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Are they going to try to recoup some of the money wasted by putting it on sale as a used item in Yahoo auction?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

NO ID. on her?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

"Why do so-called "men" need things like that anyway? Can't handle real women?"

Made me think of a couple who lived across the street from me years ago. For the guy's birthday he asked his significant other for a threesome. She gave him a blowup doll and declared on the front porch this would be the only "threesome" he'd get from her :)

Next Hallowe'en it made a reappearance in the front yard.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Someone just had a rush of cheap thrills.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Made my day, best news today. so funny too, lol

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Why do so-called "men" need things like that anyway? Can't handle real women?

I read this comment and a hallucinatory wave of that intolerable '### body wash' smell came over me with the sounds of "Saturday Night Fever" in the background...dated references certainly but somehow congruent with the whine above...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

What makes this love doll particularly ‘Japanese’ as emphasized in the headline?

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Only in Japan.

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Why do so-called "men" need things like that anyway? Can't handle real women?

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