Fiji Time: 9:08 PM on Thursday 29 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Doll display

Dawn Gibson
Friday, February 07, 2014

A WONDERFUL variety of handmade Japanese dolls will be on display for the public from tomorrow at the Fiji Museum.

Representing the diversity of life in Japan, the dolls have travelled half way around the world to be exhibited here as part of a global exhibition.

Before coming to Fiji, the dolls were exhibited in New Zealand and will from here move on to an exhibition in Denmark.

Accompanied by their "doll doctor", Masaru Aoki, all 70 of the dolls are about 14 years old.

"Dolls are not just loveable toys, but they have developed into artwork to be admired and appreciated," Mr Aoki says.

He explains the time-consuming process through which the artist goes to create the dolls is one that requires attention and patience. This is the first time Mr Aoki and the dolls are visiting Fiji.

He said they were excited to be here.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64290.6239
JPY 55.959552.9595
GBP 0.38000.3720
EUR 0.43310.4211
NZD 0.68130.6483
AUD 0.64830.6233
USD 0.49490.4779

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th, June, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. He's the man
  2. Mother 'ignored' rape claim
  3. PM: Native land politicised
  4. Parties reject action
  5. 438 without birth certificates
  6. President urges public to register
  7. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
  8. Spotlight on suicide and depression
  9. Handicraft show a first for Yaroi Village
  10. FSC: 103,300 tonnes of cane crushed at mill

Top Stories this Week

  1. Cokanauto guilty Monday (26 Jun)
  2. Pilot's gift to her dad Wednesday (28 Jun)
  3. Kolinisau's plan Sunday (25 Jun)
  4. Ryan option Monday (26 Jun)
  5. 20 years for Cokanauto Tuesday (27 Jun)
  6. Skipper selection Sunday (25 Jun)
  7. Umarji walks free Friday (23 Jun)
  8. Don't fear Monday (26 Jun)
  9. Team commended Monday (26 Jun)
  10. Trading rugby boots for boxing gloves Sunday (25 Jun)