In early 2005, on the Internet, the
fake news was created that the Japanese had created a giant statue of a loli in such a way that under their skirts a train passed.
This news was widely accepted by Western Internet users because of the supposed "evidence" that confirmed it: 3 photographs of that event in 3 different angles.
Did it really happen?Edit
It never happened.
This phenomenon is just another case of the fallacy of hasty generalization, where many Western netizens believed in this joke based on a few images.
If this had indeed happened, then there would be hundreds of images across the Internet, but there are only 3 images, does not this already make you suspicious from the beginning?
Because at that time there was no reverse search of images, then the source of this joke could not be found.
In addition, the place where the assembly took place is Akihabara, one of the largest shopping centers in Japan, and where there is also greater density of "otaku culture". Knowing that this place is very busy and very visited by the geeks-otakus, should not there be thousands of photos of that supposed event?
By 2004, Tamaki was already a good photographer and photomanipulator (his montages so far are considered good). On October 10, 2004, this artist created a montage using the lolis he had in figurines, so that they realistically look like giant sculptures set in the middle of a Japanese city.
The original article is here: http://tamaki.bake-neko.net/topb30b.htm
It is not known whether it was the work of Tamaki or a third person, but his photomontages reached even the Western Internet users, who have been shown to be liable to be deceived by mounts and little evidence (other examples: UFOs, reptilians and other conspiracy theories).