The Fascinating World of Ningyo
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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 in this guide to Japanese ningyo 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
Praise For Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyo…
"This informative book with more than 400 full-color photos of ningyo is worth a look for more information on collecting these artistic and culturally significant dolls" —Maine Antique Digest
"The world of Japanese dolls is a fascinating one to explore and this book will walk you through the aspects of collecting and deciphering the features and characteristics you need to know about. With beautiful color photographs and illustrations of the common types of Japanese dolls found in Japan and in antique shops, this book will become a gem in your collection." —Art Doll Quarterly
Tuttle Publishing, 9780804849777, 272pp.
Publication Date: August 8, 2017