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Saigonese enjoy art and beauty of Japanese dolls

By Vuong Anh

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HCMC – Many people have come to a Japanese dolls exhibition which was opened at the HCMC Fine Arts Museum today, May 13. Its organizer is the Japan Foundation.

This is the second time the exhibition has been taking place in HCMC. This year’s exhibition themed “Ningyo,” which means human shape in Japanese, includes four sections. They are “Ningyo to pray for children’s growth,” “Ningyo as fine art,” “Ningyo as folk art,” and the “Spread of Ningyo culture.” The exhibition lasts until May 29.

These dolls had been exhibited in seven countries before Vietnam. The exhibition presents a comprehensive introduction to the Japanese doll culture, from Katashiro and Amagatsu, considered to be the archetypes of dolls in Japan and local dolls that reflect the climate and anecdotes from across the country to dress-up dolls that are popular in Japan today as toys and scale figures that are highly regarded around the world.

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