Photo Gallery: Tsurushibina

Photos and artwork by Mariia Ermilova

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A variety of elements in a hanging doll ornament. Izu-Inatori Museum. 2017
A shrimp and other species, expressing the biodiversity of a coastal area from which the ornament originated. Izu-Inatori Museum. 2017
A contemporary ornament dedicated to marine biodiversity, made especially for an exhibition. Izu-Inatori Museum. 2017
Drawing of a mandarin orange, radish, and persimmon hanging dolls, respectively. 2017.
Girls’ Festival dolls representing the emperor and the empress. Izu-Inatori Museum. 2017
Dolls on display with the local ornaments of Higashiizu town. Izu-Inatori Museum. 2017
Sakura (cherry flower) and other hanging doll decorations from the Fukuoka region. Exhibition in Tokyo. 2017
Left: A variety of modern souvenirs, made from crepe on the model of traditional craft. These ornaments representing vegetables can be made to express a seasonal feeling. Kyoto souvenir shop in Arashiyama area. 2017. Right: Exhibition of the tsurushibina craft in Tokyo. 2017
Left: Drawing of a camellia flower hanging doll. 2017. Right: A sketch of a flowering peach tree. Watercolor on watercolor paper. 2017

Mariia Ermilova is pursuing a PhD degree in Landscape Planning at Chiba University’s Graduate School of Horticulture, Japan. Part of her research focuses on the links between arts and crafts and citizens’ knowledge and perception of their natural environs. As an artist, she sketches urban scenes and traditional Japanese crafts.

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