"Japanese Antique Dolls from Miharu, Konosu, Tsutsumi and other areas" Exhibition

Japan Folk-Craft Museum

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This exhibition at the Japan Folk Craft Museum showcases around 100 antique handmade Japanese folk dolls from our collection. Made during the late Edo through the beginning of the Meiji era, these dolls are made of simple materials, humble yet delicate, and beautifully colored. Soetsu Yanagi, founder of the museum, collected dolls from various local regions throughout Japan.

Miharu dolls (Fukushima Prefecture) are made of paper-mache. Konosu dolls (Saitama Prefecture) are made of paper, wood or clay. Tsutsumi dolls (Miyagi Prefecture) and Sagara dolls (Yamagata Prefecture) are made of clay. These dolls were made by doll-artisans, pottery artisans, farmers in the off-season and some lower-ranking samurais in feudal domains.

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From 2011-01-09 To 2011-03-21
Closed on Mondays (open on national holiday Mondays and closed the following day)

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