Volume II, 2002
Dr. Ron Lukens-Bull
Japanese Ningyo (dolls) are static art, individual sculptures and expressions of creativity. This paper explores the loss of these wonderful works of art. While western dolls fetch high prices and are highly sought after if even a few decades old, we explore the destination of most ningyo as they fail to be recognized or preserved. Particularly the dolls fashioned by women to decorate their homes, as their beauty fades they are set aside. What has happened to them? What is taking their place as globalization is changing the decorating desires of the Japanese?
Davis, Anita Y.K., "Ningyo: Destined for the Trash Can?" (2002). All Volumes (2001-2008). Paper 114.