An impressive collection of Japanese dolls is travelling the world, and Estuary Arts Centre in Ōrewa has been selected as its only Auckland stop.
This is the second time that the arts centre has hosted a Japanese travelling exhibition – the first was two years ago.
A total of 64 dolls – from the ancient and traditional to folk art, fine art dolls and collector figures of Anime characters, will be on display from May 10-30.
Centre manager Kim Boyd says it’s a big honour for the gallery and expects a lot of interest from everyone who loves Japanese art and culture.
“This exhibition is worthy of being displayed in the Auckland Museum or Art Gallery so we are very privileged to have been selected as hosts,” Kim says.
The show is called Ningyō: Art and Beauty of Japanese Dolls. Ningyō translates as ‘doll’ – its literal meaning is ‘human shape’.