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At the National art gallery "hazine" State Museum of fine arts opened the exhibition "The Dolls Of Japan». Exhibits for the exhibition was provided by the Japan Foundation Embassy of Japan in Russia.

Exhibition "Dolls of Japan" – one of the first events in Kazan, devoted to organized in 2018, the cross-year of Russia and Japan.

It is noteworthy that the exhibition on, it seemed this child object, became the first sign of the bilateral year aimed at strengthening Russian-Japanese relations. After all, in the land of the Rising Sun doll is, first of all, the element of visual culture and religious symbols, and only then – a subject for entertainment. In Japan there are so many different kinds of dolls that she called "the land of the dolls." Each species has its own special meaning and purpose and is closely linked with the daily life of the Japanese.

At the exhibition in Kazan presents 70 of the most characteristic samples of various dolls made of porcelain, wood, cloth. This doll for the Holiday girls (March 3), and dolls to the boys Festival (may 5), and puppets on the theme of famous scenes from the plays of the theaters But, Bunraku and Kabuki. Among the exhibits you can see dolls made in Kyoto, whose costumes are especially exquisite embroidery. Or, for example, dolls Oyama, reflecting the different clothing styles and fashions of Japanese women; or the famous clay dolls Hakata, known for its brilliance, and many other cute figurines dolls.

In modern Japanese culture, dolls continue to play an important role. There are artists who make the people's favorite dolls using traditional techniques; there are also artists who create unique dolls that are a real work of art. At the exhibition in "hazine" presented dolls contemporary authors Mitsuharu Kataoka, Ippo Ohashi, Hides Tanaka and others.

The exhibition is complemented by two Japanese album the end of the XIX century from the collection of A. F. Likhachev, provided by the Department of manuscripts and rare books of Scientific library named N. And. Lobachevsky of Kazan Federal University.

On the official website The state Museum of fine arts of the Republic of Tatarstan.