Vintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi by Sekiguchi, Toa


Dimensions: 5-1/2”h x 5-0”dia

This doll entitled: "Haru no Hi | Spring Day" won the Prime Minister’s Award and is made of beautifully painted Mizuki, (Dogwood). The beauty portrays the story of the Japanese yearly New Year's Eve Festival with silver ginkgo leaves, celestial elements, and twinkling stars all of which are used to symbolize good luck on important occasions throughout the year. She has black and carved long hair flowing down her back emphasizing hair strands. Her eyes and horizontally elongated with a slight indication of a nose. The piece is signed and detailed on the bottom by the artist.

Condition: Excellent meaning that the piece retains its original craft/workmanship showing a wonderful-developed patina commensurate which suggests a degree of wear that corresponds to its vintage. It is void of damage, cracks, breakage, or repairs and meets all the standards of the collectible Sosaku Kokeshi.