Monthly Virtual Lecture Series: Birth of the Japanese Art Doll

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Monthly Virtual Lecture Series: Birth of the Japanese Art Doll

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Japan is famed the world over for its doll-making mastery. This applies to centuries-old styles that form the focus of important festivals and rites. Reigning supreme over the creation of Japanese dolls is Hirata Goyo II (1903-1981) whose pioneering works transformed not only the outward look and scope of Japanese dolls but how the Japanese themselves viewed this age-old craft. Following his success in the remarkable Japanese Friendship Doll exchange of 1927, Goyo embarked on a mission to revolutionize Japanese dolls, elevating them from admired craft to fine artworks. Goyo was honored by the Japanese government in 1955 as the first doll artist to be named a Living National Treasure.

Please join us for a lively presentation on Goyo and how his art doll movement transformed the face of Japanese dolls forever.

This talk is brought to you by ODU’s Office of Community Engagement.

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Date:
May 5
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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