Ningyo-Mai (Puppet Dance)

“Ningyo-Mai” is a stage art originally invented and established by Hori Hiroshi, a puppet artist and dancer.

Kutani-Ware Dolls

In commemoration of the 45th Anniversary as Master Puppeteer

Display Dolls

Hori Hiroshi’s dolls are made by precious real antique materials such as “Uchikake” (a type of kimono worn by princesses in the Edo period) and “Kanzashi” hairpins. which were also worn by princesses in the Edo period.


Hori Hiroshi was born on January 1, 1958 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

He began making dolls at an early age, and in 1978, while a student at Aoyama Gakuin University, his doll “Yang Kwei-Fei” was  awarded the Creative Dolls Competition.