Fiji Time: 5:54 AM on Saturday 29 November

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.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Speaker changes her tune
  2. The spy among us
  3. Ready to shave
  4. Perfect gift
  5. Nacuva: Go by the letter
  6. 'In the middle'
  7. Extra funding
  8. $2m meditation centre opens
  9. Visit of a lifetime for students
  10. Learn to say stop

Top Stories this Week

  1. Deal on NZ jobs Monday (24 Nov)
  2. Couple return to Fiji after almost a decade Wednesday (26 Nov)
  3. Stop the bickering Tuesday (25 Nov)
  4. No regrets Tuesday (25 Nov)
  5. Indecent jokes warning Wednesday (26 Nov)
  6. President Xi leaves impression on leaders Monday (24 Nov)
  7. Jail terms for former Post Fiji executives Monday (24 Nov)
  8. LTA fires corrupt 4 Thursday (27 Nov)
  9. Biman: Budget boring Saturday (22 Nov)
  10. Man behind the change Wednesday (26 Nov)