Sosaku Kokeshi by Kano Chiyomatsu (Kanou) | 1953
Descriptive Qualities —
This piece is entitled: Odori | Movement and is interestingly represented in this fun character representing young child wearing blue Ikat-style clothing. This kokeshi has a traditional large topknot, with clothing simply executed with varying brush strokes. The most interesting quality is the offset head, giving expression and movement to the doll. It is in original, excellent condition with the artist’s signature on the bottom of the piece. Dimensions: 8-1/2″h.
Additional Information —
Kano-san was born in 1935 and has died, but the year is unknown. He started making Sosaku dolls around 1953. He was a multi- prize winning artist including the Prime Minister’s Award at least twice.