Japanese Art Dolls: Figurative Sculptures by Ohno Hatsuko

Enjoy a rare exhibition on traditional Japanese dolls made by Ohno Hatsuko (1915-1982) to celebrate the heritage and mastery of doll making practice in Japan. While dolls in the West are considered children’s play things, Japan has historically considered and produced them as works of art. Ohno’s work demonstrates absolute technical precision and artistic sensitivity. Each doll reveals the whimsical human character with warmth and humour.

13 November 2012 | 1 – 5 pm
14 November 2012 | 9:30 – 6 pm
15-16 November 2012 | 9:30 – 5 pm
Hobart Room, Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ
This event is free. All are welcome.

Lectures: Dolls of East and West Dolls of Ohno Hatsuko

Mori Mika
Made in England: Dolls from the V&A Museum of Childhood Collection
Ester Lutman

Curator, V&A Museum of Childhood

The special lecture evening will begin with a talk by Mori Mika, daughter of Ohno Hatsuko, who will speak on the meaning and importance of traditional doll making in Japan and the roll her mother played in the figurative doll making movement. Esther Lutman, Curator from the V&A Museum of Childhood, will then look at English doll tradition through exploring the significant doll collection in the V&A Museum of Childhood. The exhibition is open until 6pm on the night of the lectures.

Venue: Music Room, Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ
Date: 13 – 16 November 2012
Tel: 01603 597 507
Web: http://sainsbury-institute.org/ja/news-events/japanese-art-dolls/
Organiser: Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

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