Author(s): Yuichi Konno
The modern era of underground doll-making in Japan began in the late 1960s, with the experiments of Simon Yotsuya and Nori Doi. Yotsuya created a series of life-sized dolls which featured in his 'Eve In The Past And The Future' exhibition in Tokyo in 1973, inspiring a new wave of avant-garde doll-making that has continued to flourish to the present day. Secret Doll Underground features dolls by 15 artists with over 80 full-sized colour photographs never before published outside Japan. It also includes Konno's introductory history of the underground doll in Japan.