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Starting a Japanese Porcelain Doll Collection
Executive Summary By Patrick Cannon

In Japan, dolls are not just for girls to play with. In fact, many boys and adults have dolls. These dolls are not necessarily played with, but celebrated. Children are taught to look at, not touch, the dolls that are commemorated at these celebrations. Today's , like those of yesteryear, are not just for play. Many of them are dressed in costumes represented many Japanese legends and stories from the past like the and the .

The geisha dolls are in traditional dress and makeup. Every detail on a Japanese porcelain doll is taken into consideration when they are created. The beautiful geisha dolls arrive posed in positions of dance with the required fan or musical instrument.

When starting your collection of Japanese porcelain dolls, look carefully for handmade dolls of good quality, as these will last longer and provide many hours of vibrant enjoyment.

With their exquisite detail not only to their beautiful porcelain faces, but also to their dress and costuming, Japanese porcelain dolls retain stunning beauty over the years even with regular handling. Often, children who receive Japanese porcelain dolls generate an interest in learning about other cultures, creating teachers of these delicate dolls.

Caring for the modern Japanese porcelain doll is much easier than in the past. With the better quality paints and finishes available to manufacturers, and stronger yet equally as beautiful materials, the finest doll can handle minor mishaps. There are many sizes available when it comes to Japanese porcelain dolls. Japanese porcelain dolls are created with the purchaser in mind. The beautiful Geisha doll will hold your secrets without ever telling a soul. It just depends on how you choose to interact and display your favorite Japanese porcelain doll.

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Japanese Culture Comes Alive For the Porcelain Doll Collector

Japanese porcelain dolls are available in a wide range of sizes, ages, and dress.

Japanese Porcelain Doll Styles
Geisha porcelain dolls are typically found in traditional dress and makeup, wearing brightly colored silk kimonos, often with accessories like a traditional fan. Small child porcelain dolls can be found wearing short sets, or more traditional clothing. There are porcelain dolls representing every age, and time period of Japanese history.

Japanese Geisha Porcelain Dolls
The ancient Geisha was known as a performer, an entertainer and was held in very high esteem. Other Japanese porcelain Geisha dolls can be found seated or standing. The popularity of the Japanese porcelain Geisha doll can also be linked to her colorful dress. The clothing of the Japanese porcelain geisha doll is typically a silk kimono adorned with a floral or dragon print.

Japanese Samurai Porcelain Dolls
The Japanese Samurai also are portrayed as porcelain dolls. This Japanese Samurai porcelain doll is as true to tradition as is the porcelain Geisha.

Friendship Dolls
In 1929, the United States sent over 12,000 blue eyed dolls to Japan in gesture of good will. Japan, in return, sent 58 hand-made Japanese porcelain dolls to the United States. These dolls became known as Friendship dolls. The Japanese porcelain doll is collected by adults and children, by boys and girls.

Displaying Japanese Porcelain Dolls
The wealthiest families only display their dolls on festival days. Many attribute the Japanese porcelain doll with thoughts and feelings, almost a life of their own. The Japanese porcelain doll is best displayed in a glass case to protect her from dust, dirt, and grime. Placing the Japanese porcelain doll on a background busy with other things will diminish the beauty of her traditional dress.

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