Sosaku kokeshi is completely free regarding the colors, the patterns or the design. The artist make the kokeshi freely upon his imagination !
Creative kokeshi appeared after World War II
This transitional kokeshi is 24 cm (9,4")
Abstract representation of plum blossoms. The kokeshi of this famous craftsman are artistics and minimalists.
Kiyohaya Takao is considered the pioneer of the creative kokeshi. His dolls are similar to Togatta and Yamagata styles.
Handmade and signed by this famous craftman Kiyohara Takao (1916-unknown date of death) who won a lot of awards
Little kokeshi mom with her cute child!
They measure 13 cm (5") and 10 cm (4")
No colors for these kokeshi creative style sober and simple style.
Two different woods were used to make them.
Handmade and Signed (seal) by their craftsman
Very original and rare (very hard to find) creative kokeshi about 15,5cm (6")
Signed by the artisan Takahashi Hashime (1918-2002)
He was considered one of the best plum blossom artist
He has won numerous awards, including the highest price : "Prime Minister's Award"