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EXHIBITION
NINGYŌ: ART AND BEAUTY OF JAPANESE DOLLS

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, in cooperation with Ho Chi Minh City Fines Art Museum, proudly present a traveling exhibition “NINGYŌ: Art and Beauty of Japanese Dolls” from 13th to 29th of May, 2022 at Ho Chi Minh City Fines Art Museum –97A Pho Duc Chinh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Under the title NINGYŌ, which means “human shape” in Japanese, the doll culture that has been cultivated over the long history of Japan will be introduced through a total of 67 carefully selected dolls, divided into 4 sections: “Ningyō to pray for children’s growth,” “Ningyō as fine art,” “Ningyō as folk art,” and “Spread of Ningyō culture.”

he fact that dolls are an indispensable part of our daily lives is not limited to Japan, but the diversity of dolls and their delicate craftsmanship, backed by a deep love of dolls, could be said to be the characteristics of Japanese doll culture. This exhibition presents a comprehensive introduction to Japanese doll culture, from Katashiro and Amagatsu, which are considered to be the archetypes of dolls in Japan, to local dolls that reflect the climate and anecdotes from across the country, to dress-up dolls that are beloved in Japan today as doll toys, and scale figures that are highly regarded around the world.

We appreciate that each doll on exhibition would be warmly welcomed in Ho Chi Minh City, and that many audiences would experience the charm of Japanese dolls.

For more information, please visit here.

13th May 2022

8:00am - 5:00pm

Fines Art Museum HCMC | 97A Pho Duc Chinh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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