132. 18th Century Japanese Mechanical Dolls

This one sounds fascinating. Tues. May 24. 6:30pm. Demonstration of Karakuri Ningyo,  elaborate mechanical dolls from 17th or 18th century Japan. One of these holds a tray and delivers tea to a guest. The other can remove an arrow from a quiver and shoot it.   Pictures on http://www.jftor.org/whatson/Karakuri.php.  Japan Foundation, 131 Bloor Street West, Suite 213. Telephone: 416-966-1600 X 103. Free admission but please RSVP.

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