Exhibition on Japanese Kokeshi dolls in Hanoi

Tuesday, 07/06/2022 16:37
37 wooden items belonging to two types of Kokeshi dolls, including traditional and modern Kokeshi, are on display at an exhibition which opened at the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Hanoi.

Exhibition on Japanese Kokeshi dolls in Hanoi (Source: CPV)

Five of them are special gifts specifically for Vietnam that were created by 71-year-old Japanese artisan Abo Muchihide.

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam coordinated with the Tsugaru Kokeshi Doll Museum to organize the exhibition to offer visitors the chance to explore Japanese culture and the country’s doll making craft.

Kokeshi is a type of wooden doll that originates from the Tohoku region of Japan.

The Tsugaru Kokeshi Doll Museum was founded in April, 1988, in Kuroishi city of Aomori Prefecture in Japan. The exhibits in Hanoi were all selected from about 4,000 samples taken from the museum.

The exhibition will run until June 26./.

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