"JAPANESE DOLLS" Yaizu Local Custom Tip by cheesecake17

Yaizu Local Customs: 24 reviews and 45 photos

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  • JAPANESE DOLLS - Yaizu
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DOLLS PLAYS AN IMPORTANT PART IN MEDIEVAL JAPANESE CULTURE..THEY WERE MORE THAN MERE TOYS FOR CHILDREN..

THE EARLY JAPANESE BELIEVED IN SPIRITS IN NATURE AND ANCESTOR WORSHIP.
THE EARLIEST JAPANESE MADE STATUES OF CLAY(LIKE DOLLS) THAT PRTECTED THEIR HOMES AND SCARED AWAY EVIL SPIRITS..

LATER STATUES OF BUDDHA AND HIS FOLLOWERS BECAME PART OF JAPANESE ART AND RELIGION..

IN LATER YEARS, DOLLS OR REPRESENTATIONS OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY(THE EMPEROR AND HIS WIFE) AND MEMBERS OF HIS COURT WERE HONORED IN JAPANESE HOMES..

THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN STATUE AND DOLL, BETWEEN A TOY AND AN OBJECT OF RESPECT AND EVEN WORSHIP, BETWEEN AN INANIMATE OBJECT OR AN ANIMATED BEING. THESE WERE NOT SO DISTINCT IN MEDIEVAL JAPANESE CULTURE..

These on display are for girls day, the price is about 700 dollars, but it could go much more....


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  • Updated Jan 31, 2006
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