Sosaku Kokeshi by Sato, K...

Descriptive Qualities— Here Kouson uses the influence of Autumn to ornament these dolls. Illustrated are different fall leaves in elegant brush strokes, and she has rendered them in exquisitly beautiful colors. Dimensions: 11-1/2”h. Conditon: Excellent with wonderfully coloration and signed by Sato-san. Additional Information— One of the few female creative Kokeshi makers recognized as an […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Sato, K...

Descriptive Qualities— Here Kouson uses the influence of Autumn to ornament these dolls. Illustrated are different fall leaves in elegant brush strokes, and she has rendered them in exquisitly beautiful colors. Dimensions: 11-3/4-”h. Condition: Very good with wonderful color rendition and signed by Sato-san. Additional Information— One of the few female creative Kokeshi makers recognized […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Kiyohar...

Descriptive Qualities— This is a wonderful kokeshi made by Kiyohara-san in which he employs two different wood in which the Haori is textured and painted in white blossoms. He carved out a portion of the body to accept a tie obi, expressing a very country look to the piece. Dimensions: 7-1/4”h. Condition: Very good and […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Takamiz...

Descriptive Qualities— 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 […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Takahas...

Descriptive Qualities— During the peak of the autumn season in Japan, the leaves of the maple and ginkgo trees turn red and yellow, in concert, presenting beautiful scenery at every turn. Colorful leaves, (Koyo), are to the Japanese autumn what cherry blossoms are to spring. The appreciation of autumn leaves has been a popular motif […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Takahas...

Descriptive Qualities— This large doll again illustrates the artist’s foundation in painting. The Kimono is beautifully ornamented with pink colored Ume, and incorporates a different and exaggerated waist and obi cord. Again, Kansashi is incorporated as a decorative element to the doll. Dimension: 18-0”h. Conditon: Excellent and signed by Takahashi. Additional Information — Originally a […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Sato, S...

Descriptive Qualities— This large Kokeshi celebrates Spring. One with the depiction of pine, plum, and bamboo, (sho-chiku-bai), and the other decorated with plum blossoms. Both are considered auspicious symbols heralding winter turning into spring. The artwork stands out on a black background, accentuating the floral elements. Dimension: 16-1/2”h. Condition: Beautifully kept in wonderful condition with […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Sato, S...

Descriptive Qualities— This specific doll celebrates Spring. One with the depiction of pine, plum, and bamboo, (sho-chiku-bai), and the other decorated with plum blossoms. Both are considered auspicious symbols heralding winter turning into spring. The artwork stands out on a black background, accentuating the floral elements. Dimension: 10-1/2”h. Conditon. Excellent with great color retention and […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Murakam...

Descriptive Qualities— It is sometimes best to allow the wood to do the speaking, and to use a simple line- drawing of the face and coat as the perfect expressive quality of a doll. As is shown here, Sumi-e’ is an ink and wash technique that is not simply meant to reproduce the appearance of […]

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Sosake Kokeshi by Miyashi...

Descriptive Qualities: Issues Japanese families faced in the early 20th century regarding parent-child relationships were lessened with the hiring of the baby-sitter, ‘Oshin’. Always depicted with a baby wrapped tightly to her body or tucked into a carrier, the baby sitter was a trusted and essential part of the Japanese family. The role of the […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Miyajim...

Descriptive Qualities: Minimally carved ornamentation on this doll and delicate sumi-e’ defines its’ facial characters. The following poem by Princess Shikishi gives us insights related to the basis for the creation of this Kokeshi… “Winds cold, leaves
Are cleared from the trees Night by night,
Baring the garden
To the moon’s light”. Dimensions: 7-3/4”h. Condition: Excellent and signed […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Kiyohar...

Descriptive Qualities — Kiyohara’s dolls reflect many characteristics of the traditional school, as is seen in his limited color palette and consistency of horizontal line work, (Rokuro Moyo). These straight lines are the same thickness, and are separated by gaps of the same width. The artist’s designs, facial features, and hair treatment, are definitely in […]

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