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Thee museum itself was quiet small but the dolls were absolutely beautiful. The place was divided into three sections, one having dolls, the other two of paintings and writing. I wasn't into the paintings and writing much but there was something about those dolls which...More
This museum shows about 100 intricately made dolls. The details of each doll are fascinating. You can see the clothes and shoes or the era it portrays. The artist tries his best to be as accurate as possible. The expressions on the dolls are life...More
I've been to the Kawaguchiko area 3 times in 7 years. A couple of years ago I was in the area with 2 friends, and while they decided to go see this exhibition, i'd decided it wasn't my thing and so went down to the...More
I am not a doll type person but these are much more than mere dolls. They are the creative efforts of Atae Yuki. The dolls body are made from cotton but have the most lifelike facial expressions and poses. The clothing, shoes and hair are...More
Was the last place on earth that I thought I would enjoy, but I was actually blown away by the dolls. The artist captured the emotions of each subject making them seem to come alive. Absolutely recommend a quick visit.
Amazing hand-crafted dolls on display. Really life-like with amazing facial expressions. Definite must-see.
The gardens around the museum are beautiful with lavender fields (unfortunatelt not in bloom in autumn) with view of Mt Fuji in the background
Attached cafe at the museum serves up tea...More
I happened upon the pamphlet and it was a treat! Amazing craftsmanship by an unknown artist making mesmerizing dolls with the most intricate and detailed facial expression possible. Well worth a visit!