Koryo Nakashima

“Incense burner”. Ceramic covered with paper and polychromied.

  • Dolls
  • Presented in 2014
  • H 28.5 cm
  • $4,769

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Category Dolls
Year Presented 2014
Dimensions H 28.5 cm
Exhibition The 61th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Ceramic dolls

    Ceramic dolls (tōtai ningyō) are made of fired clay. First, the body of the doll is made from clay. Next, the clay form is halved and hollowed out, leaving behind an exterior of about one centimeter thick. The two halves are put back together, smoothed, thoroughly dried, and then fired in a kiln. Some ceramic dolls are bisque fired and then painted or embellished before undergoing a second firing at a higher temperature. If a plaster mold is taken from the form, it can be used to create more dolls in the same shape.

  • Kamibari

    “Pasted paper.” Designs are created by applying dyed washi paper.

  • Saishiki

    “Coloring.” Paint is applied directly to the body of the doll.

Koryo Nakashima

photo Koryo Nakashima

I am seeking ways to express the emotions and thoughts that we feel from a doll's presence.