Commemoration of the deceased comes in many forms, from flowers on the site of their passing to murals painted in their honor to those memorial stickers you see on car windows, but one woman has made keeping memories alive into an artform.
Her name is Ayano Tsukimi, and she spends her days creating life-sized dolls of the deceased, which she places all around her village Nagoro, located in eastern Iya, Japan. Ayano places the dolls in locations which were important to the subjects, posing them just right and decorating the background to properly set the scene.
Strangely, her works are not limited to the deceased, as she creates dolls for those who have moved away from the town as well, apparently in an attempt to keep her small town populated.
-Via Dangerous Minds