My fault I did not pay attention to size Wish it had been larger.
Japanese Dolls The Fascinating World Of Ningyo, Is A Wealth Of Information For Japanese Art Collectors, Asian Doll Collectors And Doll Enthusiasts Of All Levels And Interests Full Of Beautiful Photographs, The Book Details Kinds Of Widely Collected, Obtainable And Affordable, Antique And Vintage Dolls And Figurines Ningyo Author Alan Scott Pate The Leading American Expert On Japanese Dolls Writes In Illuminating Detail About The Traditions Of Each Type Of Doll And Shares Practical Tips On How To Collect This Amazing Japanese Art FormIncluded In This Guide To Japanese Ningyo Are Festival Dolls Hina Ningyo, Musha Ningyo, Tableau Dolls Display Dolls Saga Ningyo, Gosho Ningyo, Isho Ningyo, Iki Ningyo Wood Dolls Kamo Ningyo, Nara Ningyo, Kokeshi Ningyo Clay Dolls Fushimi Ningyo, Hakata Ningyo Mechanical Dolls Karakuri Ningyo, Kobe Ningyo Theatrical Dolls Bunraku Ningyo, Takeda Ningyo Play Dolls Ichimatsu Ningyo, Keue Saiko What a book For those who want to learn about Japanese dolls, especially those collectors and those who may do appraisals or sell to the Japanese doll market, buy this book The explanations are very good And, the pictures are fantastic and show the detail extremely well Enough said Buy this book Very handy to have on my reference shelf, especially when I came across a 19th century ningyo in a second hand shop and the seller didn t know what it was but I did Visually lush, very informative Highly suggested if you work in the field of Japanese antiques and or textiles, or just love beautifully crafted dolls.
Alan Pate s second book on Japanese dolls gives the occidental reader a real understanding of the Japanese doll within the context of Japanese culture The work would be cheap at 2X the price The photographs are stunning and worth the price of admission For the collector serious or casual this and his earlier work, Ningyo are all one needs.
Most highly recommended.
This is an extraordinary book for anyone interested in Japanese dolls The pictures are lovely, big and clear and the information is written in an accessible, interesting fashion One need not be a devout collector to find great interest in this treasure of a book.
Mr Pate captures the essence and importance of these Japanese dolls as timeless works of art and history You won t be disappointed in this book.
beautiful book, very informative, good value, quick delivery
beautiful book, very informative, good value, quick delivery I bought this for my grand daughter s first Girls day celebration I am not Japanese, but y daughter in law is I wanted to learn and try to support the culture I never expected the book to be as nice as it is the photography is unreal, there is a lot of history of the Japanese dolls It is very interesting.