Japanese artist gives funerals for sex dolls and lets customers live out ...

A Japanese artist is allowing her customers to live out their darkest fantasies in her unusual photography studio.

Leiya Arata, who is in her thirties, holds funerals for sex dolls, encourages people to dress up as murder victims for photo shoots and turns people into love dolls.

The photographer, who set up the fantasy studio at the start of the year in Osaka in western Japan, charges up to £630 for the funerals.

Buddhist monk Lay Kato (right) makes hand signs as she undertakes a 'funeral service' for a sex doll named Ran at a photography studio in Japan

Buddhist monk Lay Kato (right) makes hand signs as she undertakes a 'funeral service' for a sex doll named Ran at a photography studio in Japan

She says her customers at Love Doll Funeral are all looking for a place where they are loved, accepted and approved.

Leiya said: 'They are all great human beings but have very low self-esteem.

'Their desire to change or be accepted and loved is so strong and this is the only place for many of them. I want to be there for that.'

Wearing a decoration he designed on his arm, a Japanese man named Mako plays dead in a women's dress inside a coffin during a pretend funeral

Wearing a decoration he designed on his arm, a Japanese man named Mako plays dead in a women's dress inside a coffin during a pretend funeral

Megumi Kazuki dresses up as a murder victim at the unusual laboratory where customers can fulfil their darkest fantasies

Megumi Kazuki up as a murder victim at the unusual laboratory where customers can fulfil their darkest fantasies

Ai Kaneko is 'packaged' into a product box for a shipment, after being transformed into a sex doll at the Human Love Doll Factory

Ai Kaneko is 'packaged' into a product box for a shipment, after being transformed into a sex doll at the Human Love Doll Factory

Leiya Arata (pictured), who is in her thirties, holds funerals for sex dolls, encourages people to dress up as murder victims for photo shoots and turns people into love dolls

Leiya Arata (pictured), who is in her thirties, holds funerals for sex dolls, encourages people to dress up as murder victims for photo shoots and turns people into love dolls

Among the services she provides are elaborate funerals for sex dolls which are directed by a transgender porn actress turned Buddhist monk, Lay Kato.

Leiya said of her assistant: 'I don't know anyone who understands sex, dolls and their owners, and offers an appropriate ceremony better than her.'

The ceremonies see the life-like figurines placed in coffins, wrapped in burial clothing and decorated with garlands.

Other 'mourning' sex dolls watch on during the bizarre service which also has undertakers, candles and prayers.

Leiya Arata (right) and Hiiro (left) pray as they stand over the body of Megumi as she dresses up as a corpse covered in blood at a murder scene

Leiya Arata (right) and Hiiro (left) pray as they stand over the body of Megumi as she up as a corpse covered in blood at a murder scene

Flowers are placed next to a sex doll named Ran laying inside a coffin during her funeral service at the photography studio

Flowers are placed next to a sex doll named Ran laying inside a coffin during her funeral service at the photography studio

The ceremonies see the life-like figurines placed in coffins, wrapped in burial clothing and decorated with garlands

The ceremonies see the life-like figurines placed in coffins, wrapped in burial clothing and decorated with garlands

The funerals are directed by a transgender porn actress turned Buddhist monk, Lay Kato (right) who is pictured praying over a man dressed as a dead woman

The funerals are directed by a transgender porn actress turned Buddhist monk, Lay Kato (right) who is pictured praying over a man dressed as a dead woman

Tsukimi poses as she is dressed up as a French maid sex doll at the studio where customers can live out their most unusual fantasies

Tsukimi poses as she is dressed up as a French maid sex doll at the studio where customers can live out their most unusual fantasies

Leiya takes Ai Kaneko out of a product box after Kaneko, a 39-year-old single nurse, was transformed into a sex doll

Leiya takes Ai Kaneko out of a product box after Kaneko, a

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