CRAFT CROSSINGS in TOKYO 第34回 伝統的工芸品月間国民会議全国大会 東京大会 11.3FRI-11.6MONCRAFT CROSSINGS in TOKYO 第34回 伝統的工芸品月間国民会議全国大会 東京大会 11.3FRI-11.6MON

Edo Kimekomi Ningyo

Edo Kimekomi Ningyo Photo

From parents’ perspective, that is not a simple toy, but an irreplaceable charm.
In Japan, there is a unique tradition in which parents present dolls to pray for their children’s growth and health. doll manufacturing is classified mainly into cloth-wearing type and Kimekomi (posting) type. The KimekomiNingyo (posted material doll)making method, originally developed in 18th century Kyoto, uses a Japan-specific technique of making grooves on the figure’s base and attaching fabrics to them. Natural dressed-doll postures are created using this specific method called Kimekomi. Whereas in other countries dolls are regarded basically as toys, we in Japan believe that spirits reside in dolls. A doll is seen as a kind of charm given to children to keep them pure and safe. Accordingly, craftsmen painstakingly seek out tough, shape-retaining materials and appropriate methods in order to imbue the dolls with the parents’ wishes for the growth and development of their children. Edo KimekomiNingyo garments reproduce the style of noble court dress in the 8th through 12th centuries, and Kimono miniatures are highly prized by doll collectors around the world. Its reliable skillsof high-level invite order store pair KimekomiNingyo. Today, those craftsmen also produce, accessories, and miscellaneous items to promote the unique character and cultural background of these dolls to the world.
Tokyo Hina doll Manufacturing Association
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