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Hina and Japanese Dolls

Hina and Japanese Dolls / Honkan Room 14   February 27, 2018 (Tue) - March 18, 2018 (Sun)

  
Hina DollsKokin type (detail), By Sueyoshi Sekishu, Edo period, dated 1827 (Gift of Mrs. Yamamoto Yoneko)

There is a custom in Japan of displaying dolls portraying a married couple in noble attire on the third day of the third month. These dolls, called hina, represent parents’ wishes for their daughters to grow up into happy and healthy adults, and were loved by all classes of people throughout the Edo period (1603–1868). A number of these hina dolls show remarkable artistry and reflect a long-established preference in Japan for objects that are delicately crafted and adorable to behold.

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Hina Dolls, Gekubi (ivory head) type, Edo period, ca. 1850 (Gift of Mrs. Mitani Tei)
Hina Dolls, Kokin type, By Sueyoshi Sekishu, Edo period, dated 1827 (Gift of Mrs. Yamamoto Yoneko)
Hina Doll Accessories, Three-leaf hollyhock crest design in maki-e lacquer, Passed down by the Matsudaira clan, Matsue domain, Izumo, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Matsudaira Naoaki)
Hina Dolls, Old style with Jirozaemon-type heads, Formerly owned by Shibata Zeshin, Edo period, 17th–18th century
Hina DollsKokin type, Passed down by the Hibiya family, Edo period, dated 1860 (Private collection)
Doll, Saga type; courtesan, Edo period, 17th–18th century
Doll, Hadaka Saga type, Edo period, 17th–18th century (Private collection)

 

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