Saitama Tokyo 〔Dolls and Kokeshi〕 Iwatsuki Ningyo

Categories
Art / Traditional crafts
Area
Kanto Tokyo
Shops
Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square
Update date
2020-11-25

Iwatsuki dolls were first made toward the end of the Edo era (1600-1868) and played an important role in the events of the annual Girl's Day and Boy's Day celebrations of the time.
By the early part of the Meiji era (1868-1912), the dolls were being produced by farmers during the off-season, incorporating techniques borrowed from samurai families that had previously made them. These dolls were later produced on a larger scale and came to include special dolls for Boy’s Day in May. Initially sold mainly in the Kanto region, Iwatsuki eventually became one of the principal suppliers of traditional dolls in the country.

Iwatsuki Ningyo (details page)

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