PJCA SINDH, JAPAN ANNOUNCES 5-DAYS EXHIBITION “NINGYO-ART & BEAUTY OF JAPANESE DOLLS”

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By Nazir Siyal

KARACHI: The Consulate-General of Japan in Karachi, Pakistan Japan Culture Association (PJCA) Sindh and The Japan Foundation has organised 5-days exhibition from 28th February to 4th March, 2022 here at Japan Information and Culture Center, Karachi.
The objectives of exhibition for everyone who is interested to learn about the Japanese dolls culture and appreciate the intricate details of each of the handcrafted dolls on the occasion.
The Ningyo (means ‘‘doll’’ or ‘’human shape’’ in Japanese), is a traveling exhibition with 67 sets of dolls being displayed in different countries around the world. These dolls are divided into 4 sections, ‘Ningyo to pray for Children’s Growth’, ‘Ningyo as Fine Art’, ‘Ningyo as Folk Art’ and ‘Spread of Ningyo Culture’. 
Ningyo presents a comprehensive introduction to Japanese doll culture, from Katashiro to Amagatsu, the 2 different types of archetypes of dolls in Japan, local dolls to dress-up dolls and scale figures that are highly regarded around the world.