Antique Kokeshi doll

Japanese kokeshi doll
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Item Number Ko004
Item Name Kokeshi dolls 004
Price 4000YEN -> 2000YEN
22 U.S.dollars 17 euros
Packing weight about 600g
Size Height 13cm Diameter 6cm

There are some scratches and dirty because of antique. Please check some problems until you enough to convince in photos.

Kokeshi is a wooden craft. Please save it away from the direct sunlight in place where have been maintained constant humidity as possible. If you put it on the direct sunlight, it would become the deterioration of color and wood. If you put it on at a place where severe changes in humidity, it would cause cracking and mold.

About This Kokeshi dolls

Japanese kokeshi doll

This Kokeshi is a kind of creative Kokeshi and this is so cute.
The girl’s loveliness is represented by each parts carefully drawn.
For example she wears an red ornamental hairpin and dresses her hair.
And then she has long eyelashes and wears layered of red Kimono.

Kanji characters drawn to the body is "Hakone".
The Hakone is a health resort and tourist areas in Kanagawa Prefecture southwest.
"Hakone Ekiden" to be held every year in New Year is famous.
Drawn lake would probably Lake Ashi, and the mountain is Mt.Fuji.
Also drawn is Kagoya ( palanquin ), it would represents the Hakone-Touge ( The pass ) that was touted as "Tenka no Ken" ( the most precipitous in the country ).

This Kokeshi is elaborate very much, and so there is a heavy feeling.
Therefore rather than a toy for children, it is suitable for interior and gift.
It is the gem which cute quality of eye-catching wherever you display it.

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One of this series Kokeshi

In her body, it has been written "Beppu yu-no machi";
that means Beppu is a town of hot spring.
Beppu is the place of hot spring at Oita prefecture.
Water surface that has spread to the foreground is Shidakako at Beppu.
The mountains of the back suppose to be Mt.Tsurumi and Mt.Yufu.


What's the kokeshi dolls?

Japanese kokeshi doll

Everyone love Kokeshi doll soooo much!!

This is Kokeshi doll. It started to be made as a souvenir of tour at Tohoku area, Japan. Every tourist gave it for child. It is easy for child to grip the neck and torso Because it is made like thin more and more.

However, Kokeshi have decreased the use as a toy for children. Instead, there are many collectors who love it around the world.

Some specialists said that foreign buyers have been buying up Kokeshi recently. Perhaps we think that it isn't easy to get an antique Kokeshi in japan.

This is also an antique one, that why it’s only one item. Please look the cute one on our site.

Why Kokeshi dolls is Red?

Japanese kokeshi doll

Do you know why Kokeshi is painted with red?
The answer is to protect for children from a disease.

A medical treatment had not developed like the present day in the past. So many children have lost their lives because of smallpox. The color of red is a symbol for protecting children from smallpox, and makes children happy.
Recently, there are so many kinds of Kokeshi what are several varieties of color and shape.

How to enjoy Kokeshi dolls

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How to make Kokeshi is very simple.
But each facial expression is different one by one.
Have fun watching Kokeshi doll!

But in our goods, some Kokeshi have a little problems.
For example, some of it have some scratch, some of it have a dirty.
However we consider it is important that you like it or not.
So please take your time to choose one or more that you like Kokeshi.
Perhaps you can feel the mind of previous owner.

There is no rule of watching Kokeshi on our site.
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