Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyo

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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 ...

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Overview

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
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"Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyo does an excellent job of illustrating all of the common types of Japanese dolls one might encounter both in Japan and in antique shops, as well as various kinds of dolls which are less common. Whether you are a collector yourself or simply a Japanese culture enthusiast, this book is sure to spark your curiosity. It's a book I'm immensely happy to have in my collection, and I know I will be referring to it often!"—Haiku Girl
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9784805309223
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/15/2008
  • Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 920,319
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Scott Pate has curated exhibitions, lectured extensively on Japanese dolls, and published widely in journals focusing on Japanese antiques. He is the author of Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll.

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    really. So expensive

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