Japanese Traditional Dolls
June 2013 - onwards
As part of the ‘Japan400’ festival based in Brighton, celebrating four hundred years of Anglo-Japanese relations, the Brighton Toy & Model Museum has begun a brand new research project into our collection of more than thirty Japanese traditional dolls. This research is intended to educate children and adult visitors to the museum about the relevance of dolls in Japanese cultural traditions with the greater aim of strengthening the museum’s relations with the local Japanese community in Sussex and throughout the UK.
Within our Japanese Doll collection we have an entire set of traditional Hina dolls, historic figures of the Hinamatsuri ‘Girl’s Day’ festival. We also have numerous and glamorous geisha dolls, several warrior and samurai dolls, and even classic Ichimatsu ‘Court’ dolls, all of varying size and age.
admission £4.50 adults, £3.50 concessions