Sosaku Kokeshi by Takamizawa, Kazuo | Plum Fragarance | Signed
White plum blossoms on branches set the theme for this Kokeshi. The Cherry wood lends a natural character and richness in the execution of this doll. The thickly painted plum blossoms float on the body, adding another dimension to the piece. Dimension: 14-1/2”h. Condition: Wonderful with texturally painting and signed by Takamizawa-san.
Additional Information —
Takamizawa-san was born in 1927 and lives in Maebashi City, in Gunma Prefecture, considered the center of modern Creative Kokeshi doll making. He is a multiple award winner, including the Prime Minister’s Award. His early 1950-60 dolls were left undecorated except for minimal wood burning and incising of camellia blossoms on Enju wood. He began creating more colorful, brightly decorated dolls in the 1970’s, adding a classic black hair treatment with a ‘bob’, (Mage), as a separate piece. His dolls are very popular.