image “In front of the drum tower”. Formed with tōso and covered with cloth and paper.

“In front of the drum tower”. Formed with tōso and covered with cloth and paper.

Living National Treasure Nobuko Akiyama

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  • Category
    DOLLS

Technique

Tosodolls

Toso dolls are made with toso, a clay-like substance made of paulownia sawdust mixed with paste, around a core of paulownia wood. While the substance is soft, it can be fashioned freely, so all kinds of forms can be made. It is important to dry it thoroughly so that the form does not get distorted later.

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Kamibari

Dyed washi paper is applied to create designs.

ARTIST&WORK

Nobuko Akiyama

  • DOLLS
  • / Living National Treasure
  • / Full member, Japan Kogei Association

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