Clay doll is the general term for the dolls made from clay. In Aichi
prefecture, clay dolls have made in Nagoya, Ichinomiya, Inuyama, Hekinan,
Handa, Tahara, Toyohashi and Toyokawa until the middle of Showa era.
Especially in Hekinan area, famous for tile manufacture, the ridge-end tile
craftsman called gOniitashih made the mold of clay doll and prospered for
the district of clay dolls.
This exhibition shows about 200 items of clay dolls and molds from Aichi and
environs area. We introduce arious topics such as the way of the seasonal
festival decoration and how to make clay doll.
You can feel the parental love which prays about grow up in good health of
children through clay dolls. We are glad if you enjoy the way of the
seasonal festival decoration in different area and the various clay dolls.