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Hakata Ningyo: Hakata Dolls

December 04, 2015

Hakata Dolls can be broadly categorized into; Bijin-mono (dolls of beautiful ladies), Kabuki-mono (dolls inspired by Kabuki; Highly-stylized traditional Japanese play with singing and dancing), Noh-mono (dolls inspired by Noh; Traditional Japanese drama with simplified setting and performance style), Fuuzoku-mono (dolls depict daily customs), Dooshyaku-mono (dolls allegorize Taoism and Buddhism), Warabe-mono (dolls of children), Sekku-mono (dolls depict seasonal festivals). Such an abundant variety of subject matters of Hakata Dolls are based on daily continuous study in the search of unique elegance in creation representing different scenes of life.


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Hakata Ningyo: Hakata Dolls


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