For the art enthusiast, the doll collector, as well as the casual
reader, the world of Japanese dolls is a fascinating one. For
centuries, Japanese doll artisans created spectacular works of
art, invested with both significant cultural meaning and
elemental beauty, encased in the deceptively simple body of a
In Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyo, Alan
Scott Pate, the leading American expert on Japanese dolls,... more...