Japanese men dating dolls
During the Meiji period, three men became pioneers in collecting ningyo, Shimizu Seifū (1851-1913), Nishizawa Senko (1864–1914), and Tsuboi Shōgorō (1863–1913).
The three men are referred to as "Gangu San Ketsu" (the three great toy collectors).
Doll collecting has since become a popular pastime in the West.
James Tissot was known to be a religious history painter.
The competitive trade was eventually regulated by government, meaning that doll makers could be arrested or banished for breaking laws on materials and height.
It was during the Edo period that most of the traditional dolls developed.
Adeline produced many works throughout his career as a working artist.
During the 1860s, Tissot was known as one of the most important collectors of Japanese art in Paris.Japanese dolls are broken down into several subcategories.Two of the most prominent are Girl’s Day, hina-ningyo, and the Boy’s Day musha-ningyo, or display dolls, sagu-ningyo, gosho-ningyo, and isho-ningyo.Unlike Tissot, Adeline is recognized as a true collector.A majority of Adeline’s collection consisted of ningyo, and only a few prints.