Asian ➔ Japanese Doll
Isho-ningyo, meaning costume doll, is a type of traditional Japanese doll celebrated for their elaborate costumes. They were fashioned during the Edo period (1600-1868) for play. Historically, these dolls represented female figures and iconic actors of the time. Today, popular gods, legendary folklore heroes, and even famous foreigners are dolled up as well.
Fabric, Porcelain-like Composition
18.5" h 7" w
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Discovery Kit: Newcomers
(October 25 2019)Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.