In 1918, 17-year-old Eikichi Suzuki bought a doll for his sister, Okiku. She quickly became attached to it, even christening it with her first name. But sadly, she died a year later of an intense fever. The family built a memorial altar in her honor, placing Okiku (the doll) at the center of it. Shortly afterwards, the Suzukis noticed that Okiku's hair was growing. Believing that the spirit of their daughter had latched onto the toy, the family donated her to Japan's Mannenji Temple, where she is still on display. Her hair continues to grow, and is currently 10 inches long.