Japanese Dolls

Japanese Dolls

The Fascinating World of Ningyō

Book - 2008
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The fascinating world of Japanese doll collecting

For centuries, Japanese doll artisans created spectacular works of art, invested with both significant cultural meaning and elemental beauty, encased in the deceptively simple body of a doll.

Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyo, is a cornucopia of information for Japanese art collectors, Asian doll collectors and doll enthusiasts of all levels and interests. Full of beautiful photographs, the book details 18 kinds of widely collected, obtainable and affordable, antique and vintage dolls and figurines ( ningyo ).

Author Alan Scott Pate--the leading American expert on Japanese dolls--writes in illuminating detail about the traditions of each type of doll and shares practical tips on how to collect this amazing Japanese art form. Included are:
Festival dolls : hina-ningyo , musha-ningyo , tableau dolls Display dolls : saga-ningyo , gosho-ningyo , isho-ningyo , iki-ningyo Wood dolls : kamo-ningyo , nara-ningyo , kokeshi-ningyo Clay dolls : fushimi-ningyo , hakata-ningyo Mechanical dolls : karakuri-ningyo , kobe-ningyo Theatrical dolls : bunraku-ningyo , takeda-ningyo Play dolls : ichimatsu-ningyo , keue saiko
Publisher: Tokyo ; North Clarendon, Vt. : Tuttle Pub., c2008.
ISBN: 9784805309223
Characteristics: 272 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.


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