eBook | A Collector's Guide: Traditional and Creative Kokeshi and Toys

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In deciding which Kokeshi ebook to purchase, A Collector’s Guide: Traditional and Creative Kokeshi and Toys gives an overview of the artists’ origins, general descriptive qualities and characteristics of the creation under the Traditional and Creative (Sosaku) dolls, and includes toys made by Kokeshi carvers. 

Our second eBook entitled: Sosaku Kokeshi: A New Look At An Old Tradition gives in-depth information on the artists, associated signature, full size image and name of each doll, and descriptive qualities of each piece. It additionally gives an overview of lathe-turned dolls and wood types, as well as a Directory of Sosaku Kokeshi Artists.


What makes some of us collectors and others just observers? Is it an innate trait? Does the need to collect develop as we educate ourselves through study, and become aware of a particular piece of art or craft? When does the desire to collect become a driving force in one’s life? The answers will undoubtedly go wanting, to a certain degree, for a long time.

So therein lies the thrust of this Collectors Guide: a research guide to Traditional and Contemporary Kokeshi, and what is becoming a very collectible art form -- one in which we hope you will take great delight, and one which perhaps will trigger an appreciation for, and an interest in, collecting them as well.

After thirty years of research and collecting, we are finally releasing this eBook! We are so proud to send this out into the world, and hope that you share with us the joy that Kokeshi Dolls and Toys have brought to our lives. This extensive 114 page, one-of-a-kind eBook presents over 435 full-color images, exploring noteworthy Japanese artists and the variety, diversity, and historical uniqueness of the very best examples of both traditional and creative Kokeshi dolls and toys. Included are the origins, the artists' overview and signatures, and the descriptive qualities and standard characteristics of each collection as it represents a culturally rich and creative society.

NOTE: This is an eBook - after purchase you will receive a link to download the PDF file, which you can add to your tablet, phone or read on your computer. All rights reserved; please do not copy, or redistribute the file without permission.

ISBN: 978-1-4951-4155-3

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