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The Art of the Japanese Doll


Author Alan Scott Pate
Photographs Lynton Gardiner
Price JPY 8,250
ISBN 978-0-8048-3615-9
Format 229×305mm 288pages Hardcover
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Famed the world over for their intricate beauty, Japanese dolls (ningyo) have played an important role in that country's culture. This first comprehensive book on antique Japanese dolls published in English focuses on the five main categories of dolls-gosho palace dolls, hina girl's day dolls, musha boy's day dolls, isho costume dolls, and theatrical dolls-made during the Edo period (1615-1868) when ningyo culture was at its peak. Features an extensive glossary and bibliography, plus 250 color photographs.

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