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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi Dolls

The Kokeshi-kojin is a craftsperson who creates figures from beginning to end, and Kokeshi collectors are drawn to the aesthetic beauty and simplicity of the form of these spirit-infused, lathe-turned dolls. Created as toys for children, and souvenirs for the Japanese traveler, Kokeshi represent different aspects of daily life in Japanese society, which began in the early 1940s, flourished from 1950 through the 1970s, and continues, even today.

Having been involved in research for thirty years with the members of the Tohoku and Gifu Kindai Association and publishing books on Sosaku Kokeshi; one softbound book entitled: Kokeshi: Wooden Treasures of Japan, as well as publishing one hardbound and e-Book version entitled: Sosaku Kokeshi: Celebrating the Major Artists of the Creative Movement, one e-book on collecting entitled: A Collector's Guide: Traditional and Creative Kokeshi and Toys we do our very best to keep our readers informed on the subject. In this section, we feature a variety of dolls adorned with motifs representing history, folk tales, abstract interpretations of fashion, nature, and everyday life. A Provenance is included in the history of the doll and archived after the sale for future research and reference

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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Okāsan to kodomo | Mother and Child”  by Katase, Kaihei (1921-2015)Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Okāsan to kodomo | Mother and Child”  by Katase, Kaihei (1921-2015)
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Vintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Hanadouji | Little Flower” by Takeda, Masashi (1930-2015)Vintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Hanadouji | Little Flower” by Takeda, Masashi (1930-2015)
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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Hanarete Kaze Kara | Away From The Wind)” by Takeda, MasashiVintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Hanarete Kaze Kara | Away From The Wind)” by Takeda, Masashi
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Vintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Miyayo-ji | Road to the Capital” by Takeda, Masashi (1930-2015)Vintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Miyayo-ji | Road to the Capital” by Takeda, Masashi (1930-2015)
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Vintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi “Shimai | Whispering Sisters” by Yonamoto, Minoru (1934-)Vintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi “Shimai | Whispering Sisters” by Yonamoto, Minoru (1934-)
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Vintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Shunen | Flower Garden”   by Kuribayashi, Issetsu (1924–2011)Vintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Shunen | Flower Garden”   by Kuribayashi, Issetsu (1924–2011)
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Vintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Maegami “Bangs” by Chiyomatsu, Kano (1935-)Vintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Maegami “Bangs” by Chiyomatsu, Kano (1935-)
Vintage Japanese Keshinohana | Poppy by Tanaka, HarumasaVintage Japanese Keshinohana | Poppy by Tanaka, Harumasa
Vintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi Entitled, “Hemp Girl | Henpugāru” by Tsujita, RyozoVintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi Entitled, “Hemp Girl | Henpugāru” by Tsujita, Ryozo
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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled “Mei ware-ryū ni | In the Style of Naruto” by Ishihara, Hideo (1925-1999)Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled “Mei ware-ryū ni | In the Style of Naruto” by Ishihara, Hideo (1925-1999)
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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled “Sensaina hana | Subtle Flowers” by Ishihara, Hideo (1925-1999)Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled “Sensaina hana | Subtle Flowers” by Ishihara, Hideo (1925-1999)
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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled “Hanako | Flower Child” by Ishihara, Hideo (1925-1999) | Rare and Historically SignificantVintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled “Hanako | Flower Child” by Ishihara, Hideo (1925-1999) | Rare and Historically Significant
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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled “Hanako | Flower Child” by Ishihara, Hideo (1925-1999)
 | Rare and Historically SignificantVintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled “Hanako | Flower Child” by Ishihara, Hideo (1925-1999)
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Japanese Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Hideo Ishihara - Hanako (Flower Child) | Rare  and Historically SignificantJapanese Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Hideo Ishihara - Hanako (Flower Child) | Rare  and Historically Significant
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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Kantsubaki | Winter Camellia” by Tanaka, HarumasaVintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Kantsubaki | Winter Camellia” by Tanaka, Harumasa
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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Natsu.no.hi | Summer Day” by Sekiguchi, Toshio (1947-)Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Natsu.no.hi | Summer Day” by Sekiguchi, Toshio (1947-)
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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Chihaya | Autumn Chill” by Sekiguchi, ToaVintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Chihaya | Autumn Chill” by Sekiguchi, Toa
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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Chihaya | Autumn Chill” by Sekiguchi, Toa (1942-)Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Chihaya | Autumn Chill” by Sekiguchi, Toa (1942-)
Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Yoroboki | Delight” by Tanaka, HarumasaVintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Yoroboki | Delight” by Tanaka, Harumasa
Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Yuyake | Evening Glow by Aida, Seiho (A.K.A. Harumine) (1926-1998Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Yuyake | Evening Glow by Aida, Seiho (A.K.A. Harumine) (1926-1998
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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Fuyu no Kokomo | Winter Child” by Aida, Seiho (A.K.A. Harumine) (1926-1998)Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Fuyu no Kokomo | Winter Child” by Aida, Seiho (A.K.A. Harumine) (1926-1998)
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Vintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Michi noku | Snów Country” by Aida, Seihou (A.K.A. Harumine) (1926-1998)Vintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Michi noku | Snów Country” by Aida, Seihou (A.K.A. Harumine) (1926-1998)
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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled “Chino Sakura | Cherry Blossom Child” by Watanabe, Masao (1917-2007)
Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled “Chino Sakura | Cherry Blossom Child” by Watanabe, Masao (1917-2007)

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Extra Large Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled “Kantsubaki | Winter Camellia” by Watanabe, MasaoExtra Large Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled “Kantsubaki | Winter Camellia” by Watanabe, Masao