"Miyuki" (OKAMA NINGYOU Japanese Ningyou Decorative Doll)
i just found this lovely Japanese decorative "Hikata" doll at my local GOODWILL for around $20.

She is LARGE, about the size of a VOLKS Super Dollfie, i'd say, about 30-odd in. or so.
she is of the traditional "Hikata" variety of decorative Geisha dolls,
so, unfortunately, she lacks an actual body under the non-removable fabric Kimono,
but that drawback aside, she is a Magnificent display piece.

these are known as "Ningyou" dolls. this one, specifically, is by the "OKAMA NINGYOU" Brand.

these were once fairly common in Japan as gifts to a newlywed couple,
and as home furnishings for personal household religious shrines and such.

Ningyou dolls such as this one were among the highest quality ever made.
these sorts of dolls have been around for at least 40/60 years, IIRC,
and were common souvenirs of U.S. military servicemen stationed in Asia
back in the Cold War era when the U.S. actually maintained significant permanent presence abroad.

i believe the doll i have here dates to sometime in the 80's~90's, and was among the zenith
of quality and realism in this now seemingly fading/lost Japanese art.

imagine the quality and detail of today's VOLKS Super Dollfies,
matched with the exquisite old-world elaborate detail of this Ningyou dolls' Kimono...

She does have a rather lovely, Serene sort of expression. i believe i shall be calling her "Miyuki"

[Image: Miyuki%206-20-16%201_zpsjwwsc6ub.jpg]

[Image: Miyuki%206-20-16%202_zpsuw7eufbs.jpg]
[Image: A_Night_at_Konomi_19-10-23_FULLSIZE.png?...fit=bounds]
Congrats on the find! She looks to be in excellent condition.
Wow, she's gorgeous! Unexpected goodwill finds are always exciting!
Gorgeous, I can stare at her for hours. Those kanzashi is enough for me.
She's so pretty! smile What a great find! smile
She is breathtaking, such a rare find, congrats!
{Home} Principessa - Noir - R.Noir - Neo Noir - Barasuishou x 2 - My Melody - Prunella - Milch - Fanatica - Seila - BRH - Nina - Pinocchio - Kanta - Tiger Lily - Mami Tomoe - Madoka Kaname - Alte - Hatsune Miku - Nahh-ato
Youtsuzu - Tina - ChinaChina - Carol - Pere Noel - Marie Antoinette - Bremen Cat - MIO
Volks: DD Miko & Yukino - MDD DWC01 - Sara - Saki - F-45 - F-48 // Fairyland: F60 Chloe - Rin - Scarlett ~ MNF Soo - Rheia - Celine - Elf Rin - Mio ~ PKF Rin  // Bambicrony:  Marion - Charity // Luts: Vampire Chiwoo // Doll Factory: Conie Unicorn // Latidoll: Lea // Alchemic Labo: Unoa Lusis // Doll In Mind: Larina - Bellosse // Peak's Woods: Sassy Rosy //  Crobidoll: Marisol //  Lillycat: Ninon //
Supiadoll: Ariel // Soom: Ior - Picro - Leepy // Atelier Momoni: Momonita // Shoushou: Nico // Petit Soiree: Madeleine // KanaDoll: Ribbon  // {Waiting} ~Volks Lieselotte ~

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)