We offer six nice vintage sosaku kokeshi. This lot of kokeshi is very colorful and a nice blend from different artisans. Four kokeshi are signed by the artisan, who include the well known Sadao Kishi (1932-1998) and Miyashita Hajime (1940- );
Kokeshi are wooden handmade artisanal dolls from Japan. The most prevalent theory is that they appeared during the Tempo period (1830 - 1843) in the mountainous Tohoku region. Initially, they were intended as toys for the children. Later they became popular souvenirs and real decorative items, for some even collector items.
The heights of the kokeshi in this lot are (from left to right): 12 cm - 10 cm - 15 cm - 14,5 cm - 11,5 cm and 8,5 cm.
More information about kokeshi can be provided after purchase.
Fakapapa is a company specialized in trading kokeshi and we are based in the European Union. So, NO HIDDEN HIGH IMPORT TAXES WITHIN THE E.U.
- Six Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi
- Estimated Period
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes