This person has become one of the symbols of the 20th century. She is beautiful, has a chic wardrobe, which can be the envy of the most demanding socialite. She has houses, cars, yachts. Her first profession is a model.
But she has succeeded in more than 80 areas – from a rock star and a paleontologist to a presidential candidate! Continue reading
One day, buying something at the newsstand, I noticed a bright envelope with a doll painted on it and the inscription “Marina”. Memories from childhood immediately surfaced in my head – a cardboard doll Masha and a bunch of paper dresses! “Really, do they still play with such dolls now?” I wondered with surprise. Continue reading
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
When I started writing this article, I realized that I would have to collect a lot of information about these dolls, review photos, and I was really afraid of “getting sick” with toners. Well, I will tell you right away, my fears were confirmed, now I do not sleep at night and dream of at least five such pupae! It is impossible not to fall in love with these dolls! 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