Project Description

Passed down over 400 years,the life breathing skill of Hakata Ningyo doll makers

Hakata Ningyo dolls allow you to feel the original warmth of the clay in the unglazed bisque coloring. Its appearance can be beautiful, fierce, sometimes funny, while giving off a gentle aura. And the craftsman gives it a soul, with an appearance so life like that you expect it to start moving at any moment. Beginning with the “genkei,” or prototype, which is made through repeating the concept and drawing and which decides the form of the doll, to the “saishiki,” which is the coloring of the doll, “menso” which gives facial expression, etc. the Hakata Ningyo doll is the crystallization of superior skill and generous labor.