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(RARE] Large Kokeshi Yamagata by Eizo Kobayashi

Large traditional Kokeshi, Yamagata style, 31 cm(12")

 

Rare with such a thin and slender body!

 

Yamagata kokeshi have a small head, inserted on the body with a red decoration on the top of the head called tegara. They have bangs and side strands; their nose can be round, in the shape of an inverted V or represented with two small vertical lines, as is the case here.

 

Their bodies are fine with patterns such as plum or cherry blossoms, or chrysanthemums.

 

Signed by craftsman Eizo Kobayashi (1907-1998)

He trained his son Kotaro Kobayashi.

 He used to represent his Kokeshis with a really soft facial expression, with fine brushstrokes.

 

69,00 €

  • 1 kg
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  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

[Rare] Nakanosawa Kokeshi doll by Sanpei Haruo

Nakanosawa Kokeshi dolls are extremely rare.

They are made around Nakanosawa Onsen (Fukushima prefecture), at the foot of Mount Bandai, by some rare artisans now.

 

Here, the Kokeshi doll is 19 cm.

 

The Nakanosawa Kokeshi dolls were considered to be shocking and scandalous when they were created in 1922 by craftsman Master Iwamoto Zenkichi (1877-1934), because of their comic facial features, supposed to represent a "hangover" with wide open eyes. surprised, surrounded by pink or red blush, and a broad nose.

 

The Nakanosawa style has since been recognized as a sub-genre of the Tsuchiyu style, one of the eleven traditional styles of Kokeshis.

 

This style is humorously nicknamed: Tako Bozu (octopus with the shaved head of a monk) or Ao Shabu.

 

Iwamoto Zenkichi mainly worked as a Kokeshi craftsman in a local souvenir shop. He was also an excellent dancer and even gave dance lessons to the geishas (see photo).

We most often see on the bodies of Kokeshis Nakanosawa magnificent colored peonies or other flowers. Zenkichi also started to paint them for the first time, because he was inspired by geisha tattoos. Indeed, the Edo Period (1600-1868) was central in the development and consideration of tattooing. He divided himself into three distinct types: the corporate tattoo, the decorative tattoo and the penal tattoo. Corporate tattooing has been practiced for a long time in certain trades such as firefighters, but it is more particularly in yujos (legal prostitutes) and geishas that the practice of this type of tattooing became very widespread.

 

Regarding the flowers of Nakanosawa, we often also find Yaezakura (large cherry blossoms with more than five dense petals and dark pink) on the upper part, and botan (Peony shrub with large double light pink flowers with yellow hearts) in full flowering on the lower part.

 

Signed by the craftsman Sanpei Haruo (1929-1987) who learned everything from the Master Yoshizo Iwamoto, son of the founder of the Nakanosawa style, Zenkichi Iwamoto.

Nowadays, there are not too many Nakanosawa style artisans.

 

On the craftsmen's photo, Sanpei Haruo is on the left.

 

59,00 €

  • 0,5 kg
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  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

[RARE] Nakanosawa kokeshi by Sanpei Haruo

Nakanosawa Kokeshi dolls are extremely rare.

They are made around Nakanosawa Onsen (Fukushima prefecture), at the foot of Mount Bandai, by some rare artisans now.

 

Here, the Kokeshi doll is 27 cm (10,6")

 

The Nakanosawa Kokeshi dolls were considered to be shocking and scandalous when they were created in 1922 by craftsman Master Iwamoto Zenkichi (1877-1934), because of their comic facial features, supposed to represent a "hangover" with wide open eyes. surprised, surrounded by pink or red blush, and a broad nose.

 

The Nakanosawa style has since been recognized as a sub-genre of the Tsuchiyu style, one of the eleven traditional styles of Kokeshis.

 

This style is humorously nicknamed: Tako Bozu (octopus with the shaved head of a monk) or Ao Shabu.

 

Iwamoto Zenkichi mainly worked as a Kokeshi craftsman in a local souvenir shop. He was also an excellent dancer and even gave dance lessons to the geishas (see photo).

We most often see on the bodies of Kokeshis Nakanosawa magnificent colored peonies or other flowers. Zenkichi also started to paint them for the first time, because he was inspired by geisha tattoos. Indeed, the Edo Period (1600-1868) was central in the development and consideration of tattooing. He divided himself into three distinct types: the corporate tattoo, the decorative tattoo and the penal tattoo. Corporate tattooing has been practiced for a long time in certain trades such as firefighters, but it is more particularly in yujos (legal prostitutes) and geishas that the practice of this type of tattooing became very widespread.

 

Regarding the flowers of Nakanosawa, we often also find Yaezakura (large cherry blossoms with more than five dense petals and dark pink) on the upper part, and botan (Peony shrub with large double light pink flowers with yellow hearts) in full flowering on the lower part.

 

Signed by the craftsman Sanpei Haruo (1929-1987) who learned everything from the Master Yoshizo Iwamoto, son of the founder of the Nakanosawa style, Zenkichi Iwamoto.

Nowadays, there are not too many Nakanosawa style artisans.

 

On the craftsmen's photo, Sanpei Haruo is on the left.

69,00 €

  • 1 kg
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Transitional kokeshi by Kiyohaya Takao

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

49,00 €

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Rare Tsuchiyu Kokeshi doll with iris by Jinnohara Kazunori from 1986

 

This large Tsuchiyu kokeshi is 26 cm (10,2") Magnificent irises and geometric decorations on the whole body!

 

Dated from 1986 and number 22.

 

Tsuchiyu's body are decorated with lathe lines. They have small head with sometimes a hat. They have on the top of the head a janome pattern with the center left open. Their head is inserted in the body and sometimes can squeak.

Their body are long and straight.

They have a a bang and fringes on the either side of the face

 

Signed by the Master Jinnohara Kazunori (1929-1998)

59,00 €

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Hijiori koekshi doll Shoichi Sato from 1983

This traditional Hijiori Kokeshi doll is 23 cm(9")

 

Dated 1983. Number 91

 

The Togatta style has been mixed with the Naruko style to give the very particular style : Hijiori style.

Nowadays, this style is the one that have the smallest number of craftsmen!

Hijiori kokeshi have a fairly large head and a red decoration on the head (tegara or other) and sometimes black hair.

Their bodies are stable and round, and the wood is quite heavy.

We can distinguish the demarcation of the shoulders. The patterns you can see on their bodies are chrysanthemums, a kimono or maple leaves.

 

Signed by the craftswoman Kiku Sato (1901-2000). She is the wife of the craftsman Master Minosuke Sato (also a Hijiori style craftsman). She also learned how to make kokeshi dolls with her husband around the age of 60.

Made of mizuki wood.

Hijiori kokeshi dolls are rare.

49,00 €

  • 1 kg
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Hijiori kokeshi by Shoichi Sato from 1983

This traditional Hijiori Kokeshi doll is 23 cm(9")

 

 

Dated 1983. Number 92

 

The Togatta style has been mixed with the Naruko style to give the very particular style : Hijiori style.

Nowadays, this style is the one that have the smallest number of craftsmen!

Hijiori kokeshi have a fairly large head and a red decoration on the head (tegara or other) and sometimes black hair.

Their bodies are stable and round, and the wood is quite heavy.

We can distinguish the demarcation of the shoulders. The patterns you can see on their bodies are chrysanthemums, a kimono or maple leaves.

 

Signed by the craftswoman Kiku Sato (1901-2000). She is the wife of the craftsman Master Minosuke Sato (also a Hijiori style craftsman). She also learned how to make kokeshi dolls with her husband around the age of 60.

Made of mizuki wood.

Hijiori kokeshi dolls are rare.

49,00 €

  • 1 kg
  • disponible
  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Hijiori koekshi doll by Shoichi Sato from 1981

This traditional Hijiori Kokeshi doll is 24 cm(9,4")

 

Dated 1981.

 

The Togatta style has been mixed with the Naruko style to give the very particular style : Hijiori style.

Nowadays, this style is the one that have the smallest number of craftsmen!

Hijiori kokeshi have a fairly large head and a red decoration on the head (tegara or other) and sometimes black hair.

Their bodies are stable and round, and the wood is quite heavy.

We can distinguish the demarcation of the shoulders. The patterns you can see on their bodies are chrysanthemums, a kimono or maple leaves.

 

Signed by the craftswoman Kiku Sato (1901-2000). She is the wife of the craftsman Master Minosuke Sato (also a Hijiori style craftsman). She also learned how to make kokeshi dolls with her husband around the age of 60.

Made of mizuki wood.

Hijiori kokeshi dolls are rare.

49,00 €

  • 1 kg
  • disponible
  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Hijiori koekshi doll by Shoichi Sato from 1983

This traditional Hijiori Kokeshi doll is 18,5 cm (7,3")

 

Dated 1983. Number 95.

 

The Togatta style has been mixed with the Naruko style to give the very particular style : Hijiori style.

Nowadays, this style is the one that have the smallest number of craftsmen!

Hijiori kokeshi have a fairly large head and a red decoration on the head (tegara or other) and sometimes black hair.

Their bodies are stable and round, and the wood is quite heavy.

We can distinguish the demarcation of the shoulders. The patterns you can see on their bodies are chrysanthemums, a kimono or maple leaves.

 

Signed by the craftswoman Kiku Sato (1901-2000). She is the wife of the craftsman Master Minosuke Sato (also a Hijiori style craftsman). She also learned how to make kokeshi dolls with her husband around the age of 60.

Made of mizuki wood.

Hijiori kokeshi dolls are rare.

35,00 €

  • 0,25 kg
  • disponible
  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Hijiori Kokeshi doll by Shoichi Sato from 1983

This traditional Hijiori Kokeshi doll is 23 cm (9")

 

Dated 1983.

 

The Togatta style has been mixed with the Naruko style to give the very particular style : Hijiori style.

Nowadays, this style is the one that have the smallest number of craftsmen!

Hijiori kokeshi have a fairly large head and a red decoration on the head (tegara or other) and sometimes black hair.

Their bodies are stable and round, and the wood is quite heavy.

We can distinguish the demarcation of the shoulders. The patterns you can see on their bodies are chrysanthemums, a kimono or maple leaves.

 

Signed by the craftswoman Kiku Sato (1901-2000). She is the wife of the craftsman Master Minosuke Sato (also a Hijiori style craftsman). She also learned how to make kokeshi dolls with her husband around the age of 60.

Made of mizuki wood.

Hijiori kokeshi dolls are rare.

49,00 €

  • 1 kg
  • disponible
  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Tsugaru kokeshi by Kojima Toshiyuki

This Tsugaru kokeshi is 24 cm (9,4")

 

Tsugaru style kokeshi may have a round or elongated head. They have a haircut squared. Sometimes they wear a hat or a bun on the top of the head.

Made in one block, the head is not dissociable from their body. The patterns that can be seen on their bodies are peonies, lines, an obi (belt to close the kimono, the way to tie an Obi is an art!), Camellias, or irises.

The body can be either straight or with a wider base.

 

Signed by the artisan Kojima Toshiyuki (1949-2012)

29,00 €

  • 0,3 kg
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  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Tsuchiyu Kokeshi by Katsuhide Abe

This large Tsuchiyu kokeshi is 25 cm (9,8")

Tsuchiyu's body are decorated with lathe lines. They have small head with sometimes a hat. They have on the top of the head a janome pattern with the center left open. Their head is inserted in the body and sometimes can squeak.

Their body are long and straight.

They have a a bang and fringes on the either side of the face.

 

Signed by the artisan Katsuhide Abe (1924-1989)

39,00 €

  • 0,5 kg
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  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Yajiro kokeshi by Niiyama Yoshimi

This Yajiro Kokeshi Kokeshi is 18 cm(7")

 

Yajiro kokeshi dolls have the head inserted in the body. They often have a beret with various colors.

They have side fringes and a decoration behind the fringes.

Their body is straight, but some Yajiro dolls have a distinct waist o curvaceous body.

They used to have a wider base which makes her very stable.

Finally, these Yajiro kokeshi have lovely blushed cheeks !

 

Signed by the artisan Niiyama Yoshimi (1924-2003)

29,00 €

  • 0,25 kg
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  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Yajiro Kokeshi by Master Niiyama Hisahiro

This traditional Yajiro Kokeshi is 25 cm (9,8")

 

Yajiro kokeshi dolls have the head inserted in the body. They often have a beret with various colors.

They have side fringes and a decoration behind the fringes.

Their body is straight, but some Yajiro dolls have a distinct waist o curvaceous body.

They used to have a wider base which makes her very stable.

Finally, these Yajiro kokeshi have lovely blushed cheeks !

 

Signed by the Master Niiyama Hisahiro (1942-2008)

Photo of him in 1961. He is on the left.

From Fukuoka, he was training by his father in making kokeshis after graduating in the 50s.

42,00 €

  • 0,5 kg
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Tsuchiyu Kokeshi by Yoshimitsu Sakuma

This large Tsuchiyu kokeshi is 30 cm (11,8")

Unusual head !

Tsuchiyu's body are decorated with lathe lines. They have small head with sometimes a hat. They have on the top of the head a janome pattern with the center left open. Their head is inserted in the body and sometimes can squeak.

Their body are long and straight.

They have a a bang and fringes on the either side of the face.

 

Signed by the artisan Sakuma Yoshimitsu borned in 1940 in Fukushima.

In Tsuchiyu onsen, learned manufacturinf of Kokeshi dolls in the 60s.

42,00 €

  • 1 kg
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  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Naruko Kokeshi by Hayasaka Toshinari

This traditional Naruko kokeshi is 18,5 cm (7,3")

One of the characteristics of these Naruko dolls is that the head squeaks when turning!

The shoulders are beveled and decorated with lines all around.

Generally, artisans decorate the body with chrysanthemums or maple leaves, or peonies.

The mouth is always painted in red.

 

Signed by the artisan Toshinari Hayasaka corned in 1960.

Becomes Kokeshis craftsman because his parents were themselves Kokeshis craftsmen; Master Takashi Hayasaka, and his mother Momoko Yayasaka.

He learned all the art of making Kokeshis dolls, adopting his own style.

Toshinari Hayasaka also creates wooden toys and Russian dolls.

 

29,00 €

  • 0,5 kg
  • disponible
  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Naruko Kokeshi by Kazuo Sato

This traditional Naruko kokeshi is 18 cm (7")

One of the characteristics of these Naruko dolls is that the head squeaks when turning!

The shoulders are beveled and decorated with lines all around.

Generally, artisans decorate the body with chrysanthemums or maple leaves, or peonies.

The mouth is always painted in red.

 

Signed by the Master Kazuo Sato borned in 1936.

He is from Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, but in the 1940s his family moved to Tohoku in Togatta Onsen.

 

At the age of 15, when he graduated, Kazuo Sato began to learn the technique of making Japanese wooden Kokeshis. His Master was Morimasa Sato.

In the 60s, he decided to no longer be a craftsman, but an employee. He graduated as a crane operator (the mid-1960s ushered in a new type of industrial development while the economy opened up to international competition in some sectors, and developed heavy industries and chemicals).

 

[In the meantime, he married his wife Ryoko Sato, a Kokeshi, artisan who works with him today]

 

Around the age of 50 (80's), he stopped working as a crane operator because his father died. He then sets up his workshop next to his parents' house.

Learning to draw took a lot of time, but with the help of his Master Kokeshi Morimasa Sato, he did it.

Kazuo Sato says that he always tries to bring a touch of modernity to the traditional style of Kokeshi Togatta.

 

He received 3 times the highest price of the Kokeshi. He also received the title of Master Craftsman Kokeshi in 2004.

 

39,00 €

  • 0,5 kg
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Zao kokeshi from 1982

This traditional Zao kokeshi is 18 cm (7"). Dated from 1982 !

 

Zao Style kokeshi, whose style was visibly initiated by Eijiro Okazaki who studied Togatta style at Aone Onsen, and then moved to Zao Onsen.

These kokeshi have a huge head compared to their body, with red lines on the top of the head that start from the forehead and on the sides behind the locks of hair. We call this pattern: tegara

They have a fringe and thick locks on the sides.

The mouth of the kokeshi Zao is red.

She has the lines at the shoulders. The body has patterns like chrysanthemum, cherry blossoms or peonies 

 

Handmade and signed by the artisan.

35,00 €

  • 0,25 kg
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  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Little Sakunami kokeshi by Hayasaka Noboru

This little Sakunami kokeshi is 10 cm (3,9")

 

These kokeshi Sakunami have a big head (inserted) and a thin body. They were originally thought for the little hands of children.

They wear a pretty decoration above the head is red or black: Mizuhiki.

The decor of the body is either decorated with lines or peonies or chrysanthemums.

 

They have a fringe and the side locks.

 

Signed on the body by the artisan Hayasaka Noboru

20,00 €

  • 0,1 kg
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  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Naruko kokeshi by Okazaki Seiichi

This little traditional Naruko kokeshi is 13 cm(5,1")

One of the characteristics of these Naruko dolls is that the head squeaks when turning!

The shoulders are beveled and decorated with lines all around.

Generally, artisans decorate the body with chrysanthemums or maple leaves, or peonies.

The mouth is always painted in red.

 

Signed by the Master Okazaki Seiichi borned in 1949.

He is the 3rd generation of Naruko kokeshi's craftmen in the family.

25,00 €

  • 0,1 kg
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  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Yamagata kokeshi by Kobayashi Seitaro

Kokeshi traditional in Yamagata style about 23 cm (9")

The Yamagata kokeshi have a small head, inserted into the body with a red decoration on the top of the head called tegara. They have a bang and side fringe ; their noses may be round, inverted V shaped or represented with two small vertical lines.

Their bodies are slim with patterns such as plum or cherry blossoms, or chrysanthemums.

 

Hand made and signed by the craftsman Kobayashi Seitaro (1926-2005)

35,00 €

  • 0,5 kg
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  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Kokeshi Tsuchiyu de Tetsuo Watanabe

This traditional kokeshi in Tsuchiyu style is 18,5 cm (3,5"). Dated  1980 (Showa 55)

Tsuchiyu's body are decorated with lathe lines. They have small head with sometimes a hat. They have on the top of the head a janome pattern with the center left open. Their head is inserted in the body and sometimes can squeak.

Their body are long and straight.

They have a a bang and fringes on the either side of the face.

 

Hand made and signed by the artisan Watanabe Tetsuo (1937-2017)

39,00 €

  • 0,5 kg
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Naruko kokeshi by Yusa Fukuju

This traditional Naruko kokeshi is Kokeshi 17 cm (6,7"). Dated 1978.

It is said that the Kokeshi Naruko appeared at the end of the Edo era (1603 ~ 1868)!

Consisting of 2 pieces; one of the characteristics of these Naruko dolls is that the head squeaks when turning!

The shoulders are beveled and decorated with lines all around.

Generally, artisans decorate the body with chrysanthemums or maple leaves, or peonies.

The mouth is always painted in red.

 

Signed by the artisan Yusa Fukuju (1930-2001). He made traditional and creative kokeshi..

29,00 €

  • 0,25 kg
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  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Naruko kokeshi by Onuma Hidenori

This traditional Naruko kokeshi is Kokeshi 17,5 cm (6,9"). From 1975 (Showa 50)

It is said that the Kokeshi Naruko appeared at the end of the Edo era (1603 ~ 1868)!

Consisting of 2 pieces; one of the characteristics of these Naruko dolls is that the head squeaks when turning!

The shoulders are beveled and decorated with lines all around.

Generally, artisans decorate the body with chrysanthemums or maple leaves, or peonies.

The mouth is always painted in red.

 

Signed by the artisan Onuma Hidenori borned in 1959

29,00 €

  • 0,3 kg
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  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Kokeshi Naruko de Takahashi Teruyuki

This traditional Naruko kokeshi is Kokeshi 24,5 cm (9,6")

It is said that the Kokeshi Naruko appeared at the end of the Edo era (1603 ~ 1868)!

Consisting of 2 pieces; one of the characteristics of these Naruko dolls is that the head squeaks when turning!

The shoulders are beveled and decorated with lines all around.

Generally, artisans decorate the body with chrysanthemums or maple leaves, or peonies.

The mouth is always painted in red.

 

Signed by the artisan Takahashi Teruyuki borned in 1940.

35,00 €

  • 0,5 kg
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  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Nanbu kokeshi by Takahashi Kinzo

Large traditional kokeshi in Nanbu style about 31 cm height (12,2") and 6 cm (2,4") circumference !

Nanbu kokeshi tend to be considered as creative kokeshi. Some artisans paint their kokeshi with designs inspired by Naruko and Togatta styles.

They often have a large head with squared hair. You can see the tegara pattern on the top of the head.

No particular decoration on the body, except chrysanthemums or lines.

They often wear a bang and strands of hair on each side, and a little round nose!

 

Hand made and signed by the artisan Takahashi Kinzo borned in 1923.

45,00 €

  • 1 kg
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  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Yamagata kokeshi by Abe Masayoshi

Kokeshi traditional in Yamagata style about 14 cm (5,5")

The Yamagata kokeshi have a small head, inserted into the body with a red decoration on the top of the head called tegara. They have a bang and side fringe ; their noses may be round, inverted V shaped or represented with two small vertical lines.

Their bodies are slim with patterns such as plum or cherry blossoms, or chrysanthemums.

 

Hand made and signed by the craftsman Abe Masayoshi borned in 1939.

25,00 €

  • 0,2 kg
  • disponible
  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Yamagata kokeshi by Abe Masayoshi

Kokeshi traditional in Yamagata style about 14 cm (5,5")

The Yamagata kokeshi have a small head, inserted into the body with a red decoration on the top of the head called tegara. They have a bang and side fringe ; their noses may be round, inverted V shaped or represented with two small vertical lines.

Their bodies are slim with patterns such as plum or cherry blossoms, or chrysanthemums.

Signed by the craftsman Abe Masayoshi borned in 1939.

25,00 €

  • 0,2 kg
  • disponible
  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

[RARE] HIjiori Kokeshi by Sato Shoichi

This  RARE  traditional Hijiori kokeshi is 19 cm (7,5")

 

The Togatta style has been mixed with the Naruko style to give the particular Hijiori style.

Nowadays, this style is the one that gathers the smallest number of craftsmen!

The kokeshi Hijiori have a rather large head and a decoration of red color on the head (tegara or other) and sometimes black hair.

Their bodies are stable and round, and the wood used is quite heavy.

We can distinguish the demarcation of the shoulders. The patterns that can be seen on their bodies are chrysanthemums, a kimono or maple leaves.

 

Hand made and signed by the artisan Sato Shoichi borned in 1935

Mizuki wood.

Hijiori style kokeshi are very rare.

39,00 €

  • 0,3 kg
  • disponible
  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Togatta kokeshi by Sato Bunsuke

Large Togatta kokeshi style about 31 cm (12,2")

 

Togatta style is the kokeshi style most prevalent, produced in miyagi prefecture, Tohoku region of Japan.

During the manufacturing process, the head is assembled on the body.

The pattern on the body of Togatta are often chrysanthemums, plum blossoms, cherry blossoms, or irises.

Togatta have side fringes, a wide head, and their nose is often a V inverted.

 

Handmade and Signed by the artisan Sato Bunsuke (1901-1977)

45,00 €

  • 1 kg
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  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Naruko kokeshi by Igarashi Igamu

She is 19 cm (7,5")

 

When most Japanese people hear the word "Kokeshi", they think of Naruko-Kokeshi.

It is said that the Kokeshi Naruko appeared at the end of the Edo era (1603 ~ 1868)!

Consisting of 2 pieces; one of the characteristics of these Naruko dolls is that the head squeaks when turning!

The shoulders are beveled and decorated with lines all around.

Generally, artisans decorate the body with chrysanthemums or maple leaves, or peonies.

The mouth is always painted in red.

 

Signed by the artisan Igarashi Igamu

29,00 €

  • 0,2 kg
  • disponible
  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

RARE Kokeshi Yajiro de Etsuko Kamada

This Yajiro kokeshi doll is 19 cm (7,5")

 

RARE pastel colors ; unusual beacause kokeshi used to be painted with dark colors.

 

Yajiro kokeshi dolls have the head inserted in the body. They often have a beret with various colors.

They have side fringes and a decoration behind the fringes.

Their body is straight, but some Yajiro dolls have a distinct waist o curvaceous body.

They used to have a wider base which makes her very stable.

Finally, these Yajiro kokeshi have lovely blushed cheeks !

 

Signed by the artisan Etsuko Kamada

35,00 €

  • 0,5 kg
  • disponible
  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison

Naruko kokeshi by Igarashi Igamu

Traditional kokeshi doll in Naruko style. 31 cm (12") 

When most Japanese people hear the word "Kokeshi", they think of Naruko-Kokeshi.

It is said that the Kokeshi Naruko appeared at the end of the Edo era (1603 ~ 1868)!

Consisting of 2 pieces; one of the characteristics of these Naruko dolls is that the head squeaks when turning!

The shoulders are beveled and decorated with lines all around.

Generally, artisans decorate the body with chrysanthemums or maple leaves, or peonies.

The mouth is always painted in red.

 

Signed by the artisan Igarashi Igamu

45,00 €

  • 1 kg
  • disponible
  • 5 à 8 jours de délai de livraison