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Mingei Arts represents a diverse collection of Japanese folk arts— antique and vintage objects of beauty, vitality and charm, illuminating the history and daily life of ordinary Japanese people and artisans of the 18th to the 21st centuries.

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“Folk art stirs memories of place, affirms individual taste and identity, and a trace of life’s everlasting impressions”

Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi

"Kiku | Chrysanthemum"

Kuribayashi, Issetsu


Age:Mid 1940s

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 8-1/4”h

Kuribayashi created numerous dolls wit this slender form. The heads in this series are all left natural with traditional hairstyles and top-knot. Abstract Chrysanthemums on the Kimono continues this floral theme. There is a small impressed stamp with the artists name and Onsen.

Vintage Condition: “As is” with some scattered light wear or stain that does not affect the design, and retains the original craft/workmanship. Any discoloration, chipping/cracking, surface wear or structural damage noted.