The Dolls of Japan: Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love

This exhibition introduces Japan’s representative dolls, including Hina ningyo (Girls’ Festival dolls) and Gogatsu ningyo (Boys’ Day dolls), which have their origins in ancient customs; dolls connected to traditional performing arts like noh, bunraku and kabuki; regional dolls from throughout the country; and “creative dolls” produced by contemporary craftspeople.

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July 10 – August 26, 2018
National Library of the Argentine Republic (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

April 30 – June 6, 2018
Miami Dade College, North Campus, The Campus Art Gallery (Miami, U.S.A.)

April 20 – May 31, 2018
Sighnagji Museum (Sighnagji, Georgia)

March 6 – 14, 2018
Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Art Gallery (Shenyang, China)

March 2 – 25, 2018
The Russian Museum of Ethnography (St. Petersburg, Russia)

January 18 - February 20, 2018
Hazine National Art Gallery (Kazan, Russia)

December 27, 2017 - January 21, 2018
Shanghai Takashimaya Co., Ltd (Shanghai, China)

November 11 - 26, 2017
Foshan shijingyi and liuziying couple cultural art museum (Foshan, China)

November 9 - December 3, 2017
Herzer Palace, Varazdin City Museum (Varazdin, Croatia)

October 14 - November 1, 2017
Beijing Fun (Beijing, China)

September 29 - October 22, 2017
Dnipropetrovsk Art Museum (Dnipro, Ukraine)

August 25 - September 17, 2017
National Museum of the History of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)

July 12 - August 28, 2017
Penang State Museum (Penang, Malaysia)

July 12 - August 9, 2017
Instituto Cervantes Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)

May 29 - June 30, 2017
Sabah Art Gallery (Sabah, Malaysia)

April 17 - May 18, 2017
Museum Petaling Jaya (Selangor, Malaysia)

Photo of Japanese doll 1
Fuji musume

Photo of Japanese doll 2
Oiran

Photo of Japanese doll 3
Kintaro

Photo of Japanese doll 4
Ishogi, Shinno-kazari

Photo of Japanese doll 5
Uijin, Toko-kazari

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