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WIN NINGYO: The Art Of The Japanese Doll By Alan Scott Pate

Hooray! It’s competition time again!

Ningyo - The Art of the Japanese DollFamed the world over for their intricate beauty, Japanese dolls (ningyo) have played an important role in Japanese art and culture. Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll (read review here) is the first comprehensive book on antique Japanese dolls and figurines published in English. The book focuses on dolls in six categories:

  • GOSHO-NINGYO: Palace Dolls and Auspicious Wishes
  • HINA-NINGYO: Dolls for the Girl’s Day Festival
  • MUSHA-NINGYO: Warrior Dolls for the Boy’s Day Festival
  • ISHO-NINGYO: Fashion Dolls and Popular Culture
  • NINGYO IN THE THEATER: Entertaining the Gods and Man
  • NINGYO AND HEALTH: Dolls as Talisman and Tool

Made during the Edo period (1615-1868) when ningyo culture was at its peak, the dolls illuminated in this book are fascinating for anyone interested in Asian doll art and doll collecting. Features an extensive glossary and bibliography, plus 250 color photographs.

Diverse Japan has a copy of this stunning book (available to buy at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com) to give away to one lucky winner, courtesy of Tuttle Publishing!

No matter where you live in the world, you are most welcome to take part!

To enter, all you have to do is:

“Like” Diverse Japan on Facebook (click here or press the button on the right hand side of the page)

Leave a comment below (nothing rude or abusive, otherwise you will be disqualified)

Those who have already ‘liked’ Diverse Japan facebook page can of course still enter, but you will still need to leave a comment.

Competition ends on Monday 6th October 2014 at midnight (UK time).

A winner will be selected at random and notified by email, so please make sure you leave a correct email address when you enter your comment below. The name of the winner will also be announced on Diverse Japan.com

It couldn’t be easier – So what are you waiting for?!!!

Good luck!



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  1. Paul
    September 21, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    What a wonderful opportunity to own a piece of Japanese history , and also the opportunity to further ones learning on all things Japanese

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 22, 2014 at 9:19 am

      Thanks, Paul, for being the first to enter this competition. Good luck!


  2. September 22, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I have always been intrigued by the Japanese Dolls. I would love to own it and learn more about this subject.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 23, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Kelda, and for taking part in the comp – good luck!


  3. September 26, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Illustrations look fantastic. I think my wife would probably love this too! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 27, 2014 at 12:03 am

      Thanks for taking part, Kris. It really is a beautiful book. Good luck!


  4. September 29, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Sounds like a very interesting book. Good luck to everyone who entered! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 29, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      It truly is a beautiful book, Tanja. Thanks for taking part and good luck!


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