There's history in the making of these dolls

Art May 28, 2016

There's history in the making of these dolls

by Shinnosuke Masuko

An artist based in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido is in demand for her remarkably lifelike clay figurines of famous historical figures. Mika Takayama, 47, who lives in Sapporo, calls the 15-centimeter-tall figurines made of oven-bake clay chima chima ningyō (tiny little dolls). Takayama principally ...