■ Hakata Dolls by Tsutomu Tsushida
Tsutomu Tsushida has been making Hakata dolls with highly drawing technique and beautiful aesthetic sense. Mr.Tsushida's Hakata doll is extremely beautiful that are drawn most carefully with proficient skills by many Japanese fine brushes. Moreover, Tsutomu Tsushida has been making a delicate and cute painted Hakata doll.
Japanese woman has a peculiar feeling when considering small things as cute. One of the doll making artists who are producing "Utsukushiki things" that Sei-Shonagon wrote as anything small (Utsukushiki things) is cute in "Makura no Soushi" over 1000 years ago."Utsukushiki things" means beautiful in contemporary Japan.
Mr. Tsushida makes sure large size traditional Hakata doll called "beautiful woman (Geisha)" and "Kurodabishi (samurai)". Mr. Tsushida can be said not only as a traditional craft of Hakata dolls, but also a doll making artist who inherits the unique aesthetic sense of old times Japanese.
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