Japanese Folk Art

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The hidden beauty of everyday objects


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.

We welcome domestic and international vintage and modern Kokeshi fans, and we thank you for visiting our site.

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

Japanese Antique Cloisonne’ Box

Japanese Vintage Hexagonal Cloisonne’ Trinket Box

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New Book Release: March 2022

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This extensive 213 page book, offered in hardbound or eBook versions, is “the only comprehensive book on the subject of Sosaku Kokeshi”.

Presented are over 416 full-color images, exploring leading Japanese artists and woodworkers, (Kiji-shi), and the variety, diversity, and historical uniqueness of the very best examples forming the foundation of the Sosaku movement.

The book includes data on Forty-six, (46), Sosaku artists with 36,000 words identifying signatures, descriptive qualities, and standard characteristics of dolls as they visually represent a culturally rich and creative society.

International Orders: Shipping rates are a little crazy right now. We highly recommend you order the eBook (digital download) version of the book if you live outside the United States or Canada. You will not pay any shipping and will receive the book files immediately upon payment.


Hardcover/Sosaku Kokeshi: Celebrating the Major Artists of the Creative Movement

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