GOSHO NINGYÔ

Gosho-ningyô or "palace dolls" are one of the most distinctive of the many Japanese doll forms. Depicting chubby boys around the age of three to five, they are noted for their plump limbs, bright expressions and playful postures. Originally given as gifts within the imperial family, they developed into an immensely popular form among all sectors of society and constitute a rich field for the collector to explore.



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