Since 1993, Alan Scott Pate has established himself as the premier dealer and authority on ningyô (antique Japanese dolls) outside of Japan. He has built a reputation of supplying the highest quality ningyô to discerning collectors and museums the world over. His gallery is dedicated to the sale of the highest quality Japanese dolls from the 18th, 19th and early 20th Centuries. With a particular specialization in ichimatsu and sosaku (art dolls) from the 1930s by the foremost artists or the period such as Hirata Gôyô II (Tsuneo, 1903-1981), Takizawa Koryûsai II (1888-1966) and Iwamura Shokensai (Toko, 1892-1968).
In these pages you will find outstanding examples drawn from each of the principal categories of ningyô along with a few surprises. Each piece is accompanied by clear images and thorough descriptions, along with general category introductions that can be used as a resource guide.Our ever-expanding publications page is one of the best sources for information on Japanese dolls available on the internet in the English language.
In addition to information and ordering options for books and articles by Alan Scott Pate, this resource also includes downloadable PDFs of previously limited edition in-depth presentations given annually at UFDC Conventions since 2010 covering a wide variety of ningyô. Our video section is also an excellent resource with YouTube videos featuring an extensive series of presentations by Alan Scott Pate on select aspects of the fascinating world of Japanese dolls. So please enjoy!