NINGYO: Art and Beauty of Japanese dolls Exhibition

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and The Japan Foundation

Explore the world of Japanese dolls, known as NINGYO, in our newest exhibition NINGYO: Art and Beauty of Japanese Dolls.

The exhibition features the doll culture that has been cultivated over the long history of Japan. NINGYO examines the types and culture behind each of the 67 dolls through four persepctives:

Ningyo to pray for children's growth

Ningyo as fine art

Ningyo as folk art

Spread of Ningyo culture


The Japan Foundation is Japan's only institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world. To cultivate friendship and ties between Japan and the world, the Japan Foundation creates global opportunities to foster friendship, trust, and mutual understanding through culture, language, and dialogue.

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