Folk art on “Japanese dolls”

The earliest Japanese dolls in their form were those in ancient rituals. Through the development period, dolls gradually turn into folk toys.

The Edo period (17-19 century) was the golden age of Japanese dolls, very well-designed dolls, the most famous are Edo dolls, lchimatsu dolls with beautiful faces and glass eyes . Nowadays, Japanese dolls have diversified development such as: lchimatsu dolls, Hakota dolls, clay dolls, dolls simulating characters in Noh or Kabuki plays, etc.

For Japanese people, playing dolls is like enjoying tea, dolls are not only for decoration, but also for being a confidant friend, showing the owner’s affection. Therefore, the doll maker must be able to blow soul into the doll, so that it can contain traditional cultural capital. Therefore, making dolls in Japan is raised to the level of folk art.

To complete a doll, there are usually 20-30 talented craftsmen who are in charge of different stages such as doll head, hair, facial drawing, body, hands, kimono, glass eyes, etc. The time it takes to complete a doll is from months to years. The beautiful dolls are heralds that help the world understand and appreciate the traditional cultural values ​​of this country.

Types of traditional dolls in Japan:

Kokeshi dolls: this is one of the most famous dolls in the land of mourning. Kokeshi dolls include a variety of types, with 11 different types of Kokeshi available to date. Kokeshi includes many shapes, from the shapes of girls to boys and some other shapes such as fairy characters. Many people say that if children play with this doll they will say that protect the house from fire.

Hina doll: This is the doll used in Hinamatsuri. This is the type of doll representing girls.

Teru teru bozu: This is a doll that dates back to the Edo period, and children use it to pray for rain or to pray for sunshine.

Gogatsu doll: a doll for boys. A boy’s Gogatsu doll modeled after Japanese historical figures.

Daruma doll: a doll modeled after Bodhidharma. This doll is a kind of lucky charm for the Japanese people.

Gosho doll: is a doll representing children. These dolls emulate naked boys, and small pieces of clothing.

Musha doll: this is also a doll for boys. This type of doll is usually on display during the boy’s day.

Washi Ningyo doll: this is a doll made of washi paper.

Karakuri doll: half doll, half robot. Often used in tea parties.

Shikishi Ningyo doll: this doll is made from colored cardboard. This doll is crafted quite sophisticatedly and thickly.

Anesama Ningyo doll: this doll is made with a wig, paper dress and no face painting.

Shiori Ningyo doll: this doll is used to bookmark a book page.

Kimekomi doll: made from willow wood and decorated with small pieces of clothing.

Okiagari Koboshi doll: This doll is made from tissue paper. It is considered the thing that brings good luck

Bunraku doll: This type of puppet (or doll) is mainly used in modern theater productions.

Hakata doll: this is the most elaborate doll in Japan. The main image for the artists to do is the young women. Ichimatsu doll: This doll has a special honor, symbolizing the friendship between Japan and America. This doll represents boys or girls. This doll is also called the Friendship Doll.

What is the meaning of a Matryoshka? (Part 2)

It is not natural for a Matryoshka doll to become a witness to history, a symbol of tourism and culture for a large Russia country.

It is because, inside those little dolls, there are many layers of profound meaning that people and traditional craftsmen of the country of Aries have attached. Now let’s learn about some of the meanings of this beautiful doll.

Meaning of family

We can see the traditional Matryoshka dolls in Russia, always depicting lovely girls with traditional costumes. This is the meaning of praising women, mothers who have always sacrificed themselves for their families, take care of their homes, and children, as a solid support and support for the men in the distant frontlines. peace protection of the country.

In addition, we can also see that the image of large and small dolls interlocking in the order is to talk about the image of a mother giving birth to her children and the children giving birth to their children, just like life. continue to create a strong collective in the community.

The dolls in a set follow the same design theme to refer to the bloodline, the inheritance from the predecessor in the family. From here, we can see the importance of family in Russian culture and uphold the mother’s role in building a family, maintaining the race, always protecting and protecting her children.

The meaning of the relationship in life

Have we ever wondered why the doll in the end is always simple and less decorated, and even the worst? Not only is it too small to be decorated, but the larger ones have more area to embellish, but in those crude lines all have a special meaning of their own.

A Matryoshka doll is like layers of cover of a human’s personality. The outer layer is the most perfect, flashy, the inner layers will gradually lessen the showy look and in the end, it is extremely simple.

Like human psychology, they always show out all their strengths and perfectly beautiful sides. But deep inside they still have flaws, fears, secret things that don’t dare to show.

Or can say this is like a human body. The outer layers are skin, bones, flesh, the ultimate doll is the human heart – the fragile, frail and most in need of protection.

From here we can learn a lesson about relationship in life that is in a relationship. We only see a part of the true personality of a person, no one will naturally show us his true personality if they do not trust us.

So, we have to be patient, take time to learn, give them belief, that way we really understand each other. Always treasure them and don’t hurt them, this will make the new relationship lasting and lasting. What is a Matryoshka? This is a type of doll symbolizing the country of Russia with extremely profound layers expressing the unique cultural and historical traditions of the Russian people from up to now. So, until now this is still a unique symbol to attract tourists in Russia.