In all cultures, dolls initially carried a mystical meaning. This is all the more true for Japanese dolls, whose history is inseparable from Shinto – the national religion, which is a synthesis of the cult of ancestors, the worship of natural elements, and magical rites. The first dolls on the territory of Japan appeared, probably already in the 3rd millennium BC, and maybe even earlier. Continue reading
Little is known about how the Japanese wooden doll Kokeshi appeared. Some researchers believe that these pupae arose from religious practice and were designed to contain the spiritual essence of the dead. Often they were made to honor someone’s memory. Continue reading
Our beauty has grown old – this year she turned 50. Still good and slender, still popular, vrazhina. But I would rustle her to retire – our beauty has already done her rotten work, and it’s enough for her to trash all over the world.
And hide your tomatoes – let’s see first … In the pre-war Germany, in general, Puritan, with the advent of the “people’s car”, still little available to the German people, in the front seat the proud owner of the car loved to plant a sort of blond woman doll. Continue reading