Ningyo: Art and Beauty of Japanese Dolls

Temporary closure, until further notice

UPDATE: As Toronto braces for the 2nd wave of the pandemic, in consideration of the health and wellbeing of our patrons and staff, The Japan Foundation, Toronto will temporarily suspend our in-person programming, including NINGYO: Art and Beauty of Japanese Dolls exhibition starting Tuesday October 13, 2020, until further notice. Our online programming will continue uninterrupted.

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NINGYŌ: Art and Beauty of Japanese Dolls
Touring exhibition produced by The Japan Foundation, Tokyo

October 1, 2020 – January 12, 2021
The traveling exhibition NINGYŌ: Art and Beauty of Japanese Dolls was produced afresh in 2020 by The Japan Foundation Head Quarters, Tokyo. Under the exhibition title NINGYŌ, which means “human shape” in Japanese, the doll culture that has been cultivated over the long history of Japan will be introduced through over 70 carefully selected dolls, divided into 5 sections: “Ningyō to pray for children’s growth,” “Ningyō as fine art,” “Ningyō as folk art,” “Spread of Ningyō culture,” and “Ningyō and performing arts.”

The Japan Foundation, Toronto
2 Bloor Street East
Hudson’s Bay Centre, 3rd floor (above Royal Bank of Canada)
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