C NOH NINGYO (Noh Dolls) Noh theater, which had its beginning in the Muromachi period (1400-1600), is one of Japan’s great traditional art forms.
In Noh, actors wear masks and elaborate costumes as they dance.
While “ningyo” or human figurines can be traced to ancient Japanese rituals, it wasn’t until the Edo Period (1604-1868) that dolls truly flourished in Japan.
The custom of displaying dolls for the “Girl’s Festival” dates back to the Heian period (794 – 1185).
The dolls will be on display starting from the middle of February.
Sudip Srimal, who was also present on the occasion.
Both of them lighted the lamp signifying the exhibition to be open. Taga stated that the dolls depict the essence of culture and craftsmanship of Japan and every doll is different, speaking of a Japanese era. Srimal thanked the government of Japan for sending this exhibition to Nehru Children’s Museum and for giving the people in and around Kolkata an unique opportunity to witness this fine exhibition.
The festival is held in order to pray for a happy and healthy life for one’s daughter.
According to an ancient Chinese belief you can transfer sin and misfortune to a doll.The exhibition introduced fine examples of a variety of dolls and it is hoped that the visitors enjoyed the beauty of these dolls and took away a piece of this beauty in their hearts.(Girls’ Festival) have fostered this unique culture of dolls.The festival is also known as: “The Girl’s Festival”, “The Doll’s Festival” or “The Peach Festival” (ももの節句).As the name suggests it’s a festival for the girls in Japan.In the Edo Period, though, these symbolic figurines became associated with celebrations, were...