Takahashi Tatsuro Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi Dolls

Artisan | Woodworker: Takahashi, Tatsuro


Collector's note – descriptive qualities, standard characteristics & ornamentation styles:

Known for his exquisite dolls depicting famous poems, Tatsuro’s dolls are highly coveted by collectors. These three Kokeshi entitled, “Sansa Shigure | Winter Drizzle”, depict a famous Heian Period court song about waiting for Spring. The bodies are decorated with bamboo and sparrows and accompany the beautiful writing of the poems. From the earliest stages of Japanese history, poetry and song have been very important, and any distinction between the two is not clear. What is clear is that poetry is almost always imagined as being recited aloud. Poetry and music are the theme of these beautifully rendered figures.

The Haiku reads:

“The clouds are gone and
are telling each other tales”.

Artist's signature:

Takahashi, Tatsuro Sosaku Kokeshi Artist's signature


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