Sosaku Kokeshi by Takahashi, Hashime | Ayame | Signed

Descriptive Qualities—
Motifs that specifically relate to years of the Japanese zodiac, and nature, are important elements incorporated into creative kokeshi. Condition: As originally made with seal and signature of Takahashi-san. Dimension: 9-3/4”h.

Additional Information —
Originally a fine arts painter, Takahashi-san is from Sendai, (where Traditional Kokeshi were born), in Miyagi Prefecture, (1918-2002). His artistic background also includes time spent as a craftsman of Yuzen silk kimono dying. He is a multiple award winner in yearly Kokeshi competitions, receiving the Prime Minister’s Award, the highest honor bestowed on Sosaku Kokeshi artists. All of his work is easily recognized by the painterly designs decorating his dolls. Now deceased, his son, Akinori is carrying on the family’s tradition, but in limited production.

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