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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Kokeshi doll museum/Музей кукол кокэси

There is a kokeshi doll museum in a little town of Kuroishi in Aomori Prefecture. Kokeshi doll is a traditional Japanese souvenir.

В небольшом городе Куроиси в префектуре Аомори находится музей кукол кокэси. Куклы кокэси это традиционный японский сувенир.

The dolls vary in size, but in this museum there are no same two dolls as each of them is decorated individually by a kokeshi master.

Куклы бывают разного размера, и в этом музее нет ни одной одинаковой куклы, потому что каждая из них сделана и разукрашена вручную мастером.

Dolls are of different shapes and decorated with different types of patterns. Specialists and hobbyists can tell in which area of Japan the master studied the kokeshi art by a doll's looks.

Куклы различаются по форме и по узорам и специалист по куклам может сказать в каком районе Японии мастер учился.

This is approximately how a kokeshi shop used to look in the old days:

Вот так примерно выглядела мастерская в стародавние времена:

Kokeshi masters also used to make spintops.

Мастера кокэси также изготовляли волчки.

Nowadays kokeshi are made of other materials:

А сейчас кокэси делают не только из дерева:

Here are some dolls that are painted in a non-traditional manner. Still hand-painted though.

Эти куклы имеют нетрадиционную раскраску. Тем не менее, все куклы раскрашены вручную.


This museum also hosts Daruma display. Daruma is sort of a good luck charm to the Japanese.

Также в этом музее находится экспозиция куклы Дарума. Для японцев Дарума является символом удачи.

Different Daruma dolls.

Разные куклы Дарума.

The museum also has kokeshi dolls for sale, but they are not cheap. 10,000 yen is about $125 using today's exchange rate.

В музее есть куклы кокэси на продажу, но они стоят недешево. Десять тысяч иен на сегодня это примерно четыре тысячи рублей.

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