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Shizuka Miura. Poetess, singer and doll maker Dolly Lama 10/19/2022 (Wed) 17:03:52 No.348
Hi dolls enthusiasts, just want to share this with you. Shizuka Miura (三浦静香) was a Japanese doll-maker and musician who created many works of unearthly beauty during her lifetime. An apprentice of the legendary doll-maker Katan Amano (天野可淡), Shizuka started her artistic career making ball-jointed dolls. Then, under the influence of her husband Maki Miura (三浦真樹), a seasoned guitarist who had played in such notable acts as Les Rallizes Dénudés and Fushitsusha, she began writing songs based on her poems. Before long, with the help of Maki and a couple of other underground musicians, around the frontwoman emerged a band — simply called Shizuka (静香). Few officially remains available from Shizuka’s doll work as she likely never had an artbook published. Still, many images of her dolls were uploaded to the Web and, in 2018, were in exposition in Ginza, Tokyo, by the doll gallery Maria Cuore (マリアの心臓). Furthermore, Shizuka was a member of a mysterious gothic doll club named “Glamorous Area”, which existed from 2001 to 2010. I discovered the musician then as I was looking to know more about her I figured she was a quite recognized doll maker in Japan. Few can be found about this past activity expect some photography here and there : https://shizuka-g.gitlab.io/in-memory-of-shizuka-miura/gallery.html http://glamorousarea.easter.ne.jp/vampire-next.htm If you understand Japanese, you can maybe find more here: https://www.mariacuore.jp/exhibition/ As you can see, her dolls can be quite creepy and highly expressive. You can see other pictures used on promotional material and cover of some PSF compilation records. Shizuka's music is absolutely wonderful, filled with powerful emotions. Here is a live excerpt where you can see some of her dolls.
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>>348 These are very unique dolls indeed! Creepy ones indeed. I'm glad you shared this I'm going to have fun exploring this come soon. As of the JP link, there's unfortunately little to be seen there. Seems to be leading to a public exhibit of them that is no longer showing these dolls. That being said, there are still some neat pictures there which I've attached to this post. Beyond that, there's not really anything to note on the page.
Any other famed exhibitions of creepy beauty?
>>457 OP here and Shizuka's music enjoyer. The video you shared is private on youtube. Mind to share it with me if you have access ? Can I drop you an email ?
>>457 The photo looks like it was taken from the Live At Manda-La2 1993 & Studio Ams 1994 performance, however I can't find this specific frame in the video I got. Is it an edit you made ?
>>457 Oh and thanks to you anon I discovered Kim Jung Mi. Listening the Now album on repeat. Wish you all a Happy New Year, blessings on you and your dolls.
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Happy New Year, /doll/!
>>612 Where did you find that ?Is it a book, a zine ? Please show more.
>>613 It seems as though these dolls aren't made by Shizuka Miura. Those shots are from an art book of Katan Amano's dolls. I found a listing for it on ebay and several other links by reverse image searching the first image. The second one didn't yield any results, but I presume it's from the same source. Ebay Listing: https://web.archive.org/web/20230225145823/https://www.ebay.com/itm/194320404161
>>632 Yeah, sorry for leaving those pictures without a source saved them a while ago when i was trying to find Shizuka dolls in "japanese web" through Amano books very glad you found this store, it's beautiful even though i haven't ordered anything from there yet ;'(

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