Enjoy at the Airport

NAA Art Gallery

Terminal 1,

Before Passport Control

NAA Art Gallery

NAA Art Gallery has on display paintings as well as a wide range of other art pieces, including photographs, illustrations and embroidery for the artistic enjoyment of airport users.
Non-passenger visitors to the airport are also welcomed to view the work on display.


6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (3:00 p.m. on the final day of an exhibition) 365 days a year (excluding days of delivery in and out)



Exhibit Schedule Inquiries
2018/3/15(Thu)~2018/4/3(Tue) Washi Dolls by Makiko Takagiwa

Exhibit Content

Washi Dolls by Makiko Takagiwa 2018/3/15(Thu)~2018/4/3(Tue)

Japanese washi paper was recently added to the list of UNESCO intangible heritage items.
As a paper doll creator,
I was delighted with and encouraged by this news.
The paper is produced through a series of complex procedures.
It takes great effort on the part of numerous craftsmen
before it finally reaches me.
With gratitude, I think about what I can use it for
before I shape it into a doll, adding my own ideas in the process.
The paper can be crumpled, shriveled, twisted and
torn; it changes form depending on how it is used.
Its depth and enjoyment never ceases to fascinate me.


Washi Dolls by Makiko Takagiwa

Personal Profile
Makiko Takagiwa
1950 Born in Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture
1987 Studied under Fuji Kimura. Began making paper dolls
1998 Received award at Japanese Crafts Exhibition
1999 Selected for the Shinkouzou Exhibition
2016 Received the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Prize at the Shinkouzou Exhibition
2018 Exhibit works at the Winter Olympics in South Korea

Resident of Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture
Member of All Japan Paper Doll Society
Shinkouzou Exhibition member
Instructor, Ochanomizu Origami Kaikan

Azuchi-jo Castle Museum "The House of Nobunaga" (Omi-Hachiman, Shiga Prefecture)
Aizu-Wakamatsu City Office (Fukushima Prefecture)
Minami-Ashigara Folk Museum (Kanagawa Prefecture)
Edo Firemanship Preservation Memorial Hall (Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo)
Minamisoma City Museum (Fukushima Prefecture)