About Alan Scott Pate Antique Japanese Dolls
Since 1993, Alan Scott Pate has been considered one of the world's authorities on Japanese dolls, with extensive publications and lecturing to audiences around the world. His noted galley, Alan Scott Pate Antique Japanese Dolls, is the premier source for antique Japanese dolls, with a specialization in museum-quality and important examples from the Edo Period, the Meiji Era, as well as the Taisho and Showa eras of the early 20th century. Ichimatsu, hina ningyo (girl's day dolls), musha ningyo (warrior dolls), gosho ningyo (palace dolls); karakuri (mechanical dolls); bunraku (puppets); and sosaku (art dolls) from such noted 20th century creators as Hirata Goyo II, Hirata Yoko, Yamakawa Eitokusai, among others. An active participant at UFDC National Convention for 12 years. His publications include, among others: Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll; Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyo, Entertaining The Gods and Man: Japanese Dolls and the Theater; and his most recent, Art As Ambassador: The Japanese Friendship Dolls of 1927.