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SHIMAI DOLLS

These dolls are made of papier maché.  Old magazine paper and other paper prints were used to decorate the dolls. No paint was used. Afterwards the dolls are varnished.

     Each doll has a name and an ID card

YOKO (sunlight)

YOKO (Sunlight)

2020

HANEI (Prosperity)

HANEI (Prosperity)

BOTAN (Bravery)

BOTAN (Bravery)

HINAGESHI (Poppy)

YOROKOBI (joy)

YOROKOBI (Joy)

2019

SHION (Remembrance)

SHION (Remembrance)

HEIWA (peace)

HEIWA (Peace)

KANSHA (gratitude)

KANSHA (Gratitude)

YUME (dream)

YUME (Dream)

SEIGI (justice)

SEIGI (Justice)

HASUMI (Graceful)

HASUMI (Graceful)

2012

JIYUURIH (Julie)

KIYAMIRIH (Camille)

SHOUJIKI (honesty)

SHOUJIKI (Honesty)

GOUKA (gorgeous)

GOUKA (Gorgeous)

JIZEN (charity)

JIZEN (Charity)

KOUFUKU (happiness)

KOUFUKU (Happiness)

SEIREN (integrity)

SEIREN (Integrity)

KENKYO (humility)

KENKYO (Humility)

KENNIN (fortitude)

KENNIN (Fortitude)

SHINNEN (Faith)

CHOU (butterfly)

CHOU (Butterfly)

SHINCHOU (prudence)

SHINCHOU (Prudence)

AI (love)

AI (Love)

SAKURA (cherry blossom)

SAKURA (Cherr Blossom)

KIBOU (hope)

KIBOU (Hope)

KUNST DOOR DRONGEN 2015 

COUNTRIES

CAMILLA (italy)

CAMILLA (Italy)

COCO (France)

ELLA (italy)

ELLA (Italy)

KIKA (france)

KIKA (France)

LALIA (spain)

LALIA (Spain)

LOULOU (great warrior)

LOULOU (France)

MADAME BUTTERFLY

MADAME BUTTERFLY (Italy)

MAYA (spain)

MAYA (Spain)

KUNST DOOR DRONGEN 2015 

COLORS

PUPURU

PUPURU (Violet)

CHA IRO

CHA IRO (Brown)

MOMOIRO (pink)

MOMOIRO (Pink)

KURO (black)

KURO (Black)

SHIRO (white)

SHIRO (White)

MURASAKI (purple)

MURASAKI (Purple)

ORENJI (orange)

ORENJI (Orange)

KIIRO (yellow)

KIIRO (Yellow)

AO (blue)

AO (Blue)

MIDORI (green)

MIDORI (Green)

HAIIRO (grey)

HAIIRO (Grey)

AKAKO (red)

AKAKO (Red)