(Over 50 dolls of Japan are being displayed at the National Institute of Fine Arts from 10 to 20 March in Vientiane Capital.
The exhibition of Japanese dolls was held by the Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with the Japan Foundation and the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition was attended by Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Savankhon Razmountry, former President of the Lao-Japan Friendship Association Ponmek Dalaloy, as well as staff and students of the National Institute of Fine Arts.
As its name “Kingdom of Dolls” suggests, Japan enjoys a rich culture of dolls. Each doll has its own distinct meaning and purpose, and is deeply connected to daily life.
Even in these modern times, craftsmen using time-honored methods create traditional Japanese dolls that are cherished by their owners.
In an exciting development, many new artists have also emerged and are crafting unique Japanese dolls for the decorative art world.
At the opening ceremony, Ambassador of Japan to Laos, Takeshi Hikihara suggested in his remarks that the dolls could best be appreciated by focusing on their sensitivity, the differences between them, and their historic background.
The exhibition is expected to contribute to enhancing mutual understanding between Laos and Japan across a wide range of generations through their enjoyment of the beauty of these dolls.
Source: Lao News Agency