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Photo Gallery: Tsurushibina

September 02, 2021

IMAGES Mariia Ermilova

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A variety of elements in a hanging doll ornament. Izu-Inatori Museum. 2017

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A contemporary ornament dedicated to marine biodiversity, made especially for an exhibition. Izu-Inatori Museum.

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Drawing of a mandarin orange, radish, and persimmon hanging dolls, respectively.

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Girls’ Festival dolls representing the emperor and the empress. Izu-Inatori Museum.

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Dolls on display with the local ornaments of Higashiizu town. Izu-Inatori Museum.

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Sakura (cherry flower) and other hanging doll decorations from the Fukuoka region. Exhibition in Tokyo.

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Left: A variety of modern souvenirs, made from crepe on the model of traditional craft. These ornaments representing vegetables can be made to express a seasonal feeling. Kyoto souvenir shop in Arashiyama area.  Right: Exhibition of the tsurushibina craft in Tokyo.

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Left: Drawing of a camellia flower hanging doll. Right: A sketch of a flowering peach tree. Watercolor on watercolor paper.

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Ermilova, Mariia.

Mariia Ermilova, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at the Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University, Japan. Her research interests include biocultural diversity in folk art and the transmission and use of traditional knowledge for community revitalization. As an environmental educator, she co-creates participatory design projects while living and working as a manager in community building in Chiba. Read more from Mariia Ermilova.

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