Introducing Miss Gunma: The Japanese Friendship Dolls of 1927
Talk by Alan Scott Pate
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Cost: FREE (with paid museum admission)
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Morikami Theater
No reservations. Tickets will be given out the day of the event, at a first come, first served basis.
With the celebration of Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival) on March 3, Pate explores the role of Japanese dolls in traditional Japanese culture; their history, art and meaning. Special attention is paid to the Japanese Friendship Dolls of 1927, providing the opportunity to introduce to the Morikami community their own Friendship Doll: Miss Gunma. Pate presents a lively talk with extensive visuals incorporating archival photos as well as images of the many aspects of the culture of Japanese dolls.
Alan Scott Pate is an internationally acknowledged authority on the history of Japanese dolls (ningyo). He is the author of numerous books and articles on the topic. Alan lectures around the world addressing the many facets of Japanese doll culture and is currently serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida. In addition to being the foremost dealer in antique Japanese dolls, he also frequently serves as a guest curator and adviser for exhibitions dealing with this deep and fascinating topic. His current focus is on the history of the Japanese Friendship Dolls of 1927, which includes the Morikami’s own “Miss Gunma.”
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