Japanese dolls to go on show in Da Nang

VOV.VN - The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam in collaboration with the Da Nang Fine Arts Museum will hold a Japanese doll exhibition from May 30 to June 20 in the central city of Da Nang.

About 70 dolls created in Japan will be displayed into two areas.

One space will exhibit 32 traditional dolls depicting the gracefulness of Japanese ladies donning their traditional kimono dress, popular characters in Japanese noh and kabuki plays, babies, children, teenager royal dolls, and clay dolls.

In another space, 38 Kokeshi dolls of both traditional and modern patterns will be introduced. They have been selected from about 4,000 samples at the Tsugaru Kokeshi Doll Museum in Kuroishi city of Aomori Prefecture.

Kokeshi are simple Japanese wooden dolls that have no arms or legs and were crafted at the end of Edo period in the Tohoku region of Japan.

In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to try on traditional Yukata costumes, experience Japanese Origami paper folding art, and receive lovely paper dolls at the opening ceremony of the exhibition.

The exhibition will be held as part of activities to celebrate 50 years of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic relations this year, and to help promote Japanese culture in Vietnam.