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Koga Ningyo:Koga Doll

February 15, 2018

Along with the Fushimi doll of Kyoto and Tsutsumi doll of Sendai, the Koga doll is considered one of three finest Japanese clay dolls.

Dolls are designed in several figures reflecting the local color of Nagasaki, the only port open for foreign trade in Edo era. Some of them are portraying foreign residents: Chinese man holding a fighting cock called "Acha-san"(Chinese in Nagasaki dialect), Dutch Chief Factor (kapitan) with a gun for hunting called "Oranda-san"(Mr. Holland) and his wife in Western clothing.

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