Omiyage in japanese means a gift.
Unlike the traditional kokeshi that were (and still) offered, in Japanese tradition, to declare one's friendship or love to the person who receives it; these omiyage kokeshi were gifts bought at the Japanese vacation spot.
This large omiyage kokeshi is 31 cm (12,2")
The body was painted in black; which makes the little Japanese kid stand out in winter clothes.
Snowy landscape and snowflakes accompanied by some words in Japanese of the craftsman.
Signed by the artisan. Dated Showa 55 (1980)
This omiyage kokeshi unvarnished clear wood is 13 cm (5")
Represents a little maiko who still wearing her kanzashi.
We can see a character on her beautiful kimono with a yukata, geta and sugegasa
A few words in japanese from the artistan
This omiyage kokeshi doll is 29cm (11,4") and is from 1973 !
As usual on the souvneir kokeshi we can see a japanese landscape. It represents a river and a small boat's waterman with a pointed hat made with rice straw
Hand made and hand painted