Ningyō: the art of the Japanese doll
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- goshopalace dolls, hinagirl's day dolls, mushaboy's day dolls, ishocostume 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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