-An iconic Japanese wooden doll, handcrafted in northern Japan
-22.5" H, base is 4.9" in diameter
-Made in the Kijiyama style
-Crafted by Master Yuji Takanashi (1934- )
-Stored for the last 36 years by a collector in Japan
-The body shape, closed eyes, and red floral motif are not typical of the artist
-Green, the most vulnerable dye colors, is faded on the neck and leaves
-Signed by the maker
-Each kokeshi comes with a package of non-staining Museum Putty to secure your doll
NOTE All kokeshi are included in our $8 Flat Shipping Rate and can be combined with any fabric order
The iconic wooden dolls from Japan were originally made as souvenirs for hot springs in northern Japan. Once given as toys to children, today kokeshi are collected as irresistible examples of Japanese folk art.
Crafted by woodworkers known as kijishi, no two kokeshi are alike. The wooden shapes, painted motifs, and facial features are all characteristic of the specific region where the kokeshi are made.