Emperor Jimmu doll

A couple of months ago I visited the house of one of my students, in part to see her collection of Hina dolls. Yesterday, I visited her house again, this time to see her collection of 五月人形 (gogatsu ningyou, or samurai dolls). I’ve uploaded an album of them, taking care this time to better annotate the dolls (see the captions above each photo).


One Response to 五月人形

  1. jgh4 says:

    Very nice site! It is interesting to see the ningyou. I am interested in Japanese robots and there is a clear connection between the doll-making tradition and current expertise in robotics. One only has to look at the karakuri from the Edo period to see that. I have a modest blog on Japanese robots here; http://japaneserobots.blogspot.com/ not a patch on your site but intersting, I hope. I also have a new site which aims to increase crossover traffic between Japanese blogs and businesses and non-Japanese sites and businesses, it also aims to give a large amount of money to charity; http://www.breakintojapan.com/ please visit, make a contribution and paste a link to this site.

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