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
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"
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