Enchanting World of Japanese Dolls in Mongolia

2023-04-20 11:44:55

Ulaanbaatar, April 20, 2023 /MONTSAME/. On April 19, the Fine Arts Zanabazar Museum opened a captivating exhibition, providing visitors with an exceptional opportunity to explore the exquisite world of Japanese dolls.

This magnificent Exhibition is being displayed under the theme of "Ningyõ: Art and Beauty of Japanese Dolls" and is being co-organized by the Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Japan in Mongolia. 

Since August 2020, this Exhibition has been touring through 28 countries, showcasing the rich culture of Japan and the charm of its dolls, which are crafted from humble materials and made of various elegant shapes. 


The Exhibition presents a comprehensive introduction to Japanese doll culture, from the Katashiro and Amagatsu dolls, which are considered the archetypes of dolls in Japan, to local dolls that reflect the climate and anecdotes from across Japan, as well as dress-up dolls that are beloved in Japan today as doll toys. 

Under the title Ningyõ, which means “human shape” in Japanese, the doll culture that has been cultivated over the long history of Japan is presented through a total of the best 67 dolls, dividing into four sections: “Ningyō to pray for children’s growth,” “Ningyō as fine art,” “Ningyō as folk art,” and “Spread of Ningyō culture.” 

The Exhibition is open from 9 am to 6 pm every day until May 9, 2023.