The Masumi Hiraga Jackson Collection is a significant group of cultural items which represent a range of themes, primarily pertaining to cultural maintenance as a result of the act of migration. The kimonos are a mix of brought memory objects from country of origin and traditional Japanese Noh performance costume used in Melbourne. The Shimotsuke dolls are a traditional form of paper doll-making which has been practised by the donor in Melbourne for nearly 20 years. The teamaking items, also brought migration objects, symbolise the donor's desire to extend traditional Japanese teamaking ceremony in Melbourne where she found it was in little evidence in the 1980s. This collection also complements the Museum's Immigration and Artistic Practice collection which explores how artists have maintained, adapted, rejected and evolved their various artistic forms as a result of the act of migrating.

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