Nguyen Thi Trinh, Deputy Director of the Da Nang Fine Arts Museum, said that an exhibition is being held featuring 69 traditional and modern dolls from Japan, including five that draw inspiration from Vietnamese culture.
The Consul General of Japan in Da Nang, Yakabe Yoshinori, stated that the event is a significant cultural exchange activity, which helps to introduce the Japanese culture to Vietnamese people, thus furthering mutual understanding and fostering the strong bond between the two countries.
In one space, visitors can explore 32 gorgeous dolls depicting various characters, from children to grown-ups, in different settings ranging from daily life to theatre.
Another area of the exhibition is dedicated to displaying the unique wooden doll Kokeshi, provided by the Tsugaru Kokeshi Museum. Kokeshi originated in the Tohoku (Northeast) region of Japan in the 19th century, and are typically sold as souvenirs for children in the hot springs towns of the region.
Every town in Japan has its own type of Kokeshi, which is a traditional Japanese wooden doll. Each Kokeshi is characterized by its unique pattern and technique.
On display are 12 types of Kokeshi in various sizes, accompanied by modern Kokeshi works, five of which are inspired by Vietnamese culture.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to try on traditional Yukata clothing, learn the art of origami paper folding, and take home adorable paper dolls.
The exhibition runs until June 20.