Hakata Doll.


lovely set showing a couple enjoying Tea.

A Hakata doll (博多人形, Hakata ningyō) is a traditional Japanese clay doll originally from the city of Fukuoka part of which was previously named Hakata before the city merger in 1889.

The commonly accepted origin of Hakata dolls is 17th-century Hakata. Artisans including Souichi Masaki produced unglazed Hakata doll (博多素焼人形, Hakata suyaki ningyō) in clay, as offerings to Buddhist temples or as gifts to Kuroda Nagamasa the ruler of Hakata at that time.

Showa period

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