Exhibition: The Dolls of Japan

Japanese Doll Exhibit

Date:
April 25 - June 1, 2018

Place:
Campus Art Gallery
Miami Dade College North Campus
11380 N.W. 27th Avenue
Miami FL 33167

“The Dolls of Japan” introduces Japan's representative dolls. In Japan, dolls have been a part of everyday life since ancient times. Japanese dolls reflect the customs of Japan and the aspirations of its people, possess distinctive regional attributes, and over the centuries have developed in many diverse forms. Dolls also provide a showcase for traditional Japanese craft products, such as textiles.

This exhibition introduces Japan’s representative dolls, including Hina ningyo (Girls’ Festival dolls) and Gogatsu ningyo (Boys’ Day dolls), which have their origins in ancient customs; dolls connected to traditional performing arts like noh, bunraku and kabuki; regional dolls from throughout the country; and “creative dolls” produced by contemporary crafts-people.

We hope that the dolls in this exhibition will help visitors to appreciate these various aspects of Japanese culture.Japanese Doll Exhibit Miami Florida