Hakata dolls

About Hakata dolls

Hakata dolls are unglazed clay figurines painted in subtle colors, and their history goes back to the 1600s. It is said that the lord of Chikuzen province (now Fukuoka Prefecture) at the time gathered many artisans who laid the foundations for today's Hakata dolls. By the late Edo period (1603-1868), many master dollmakers had appeared, and the popularity of Hakata dolls had spread throughout the country.
●Designated as a Traditional Craft of Japan in 1976