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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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RARE Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: "Omeno.ka | Fragrance of Plum” by Kiyohara, TakaoRARE Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: "Omeno.ka | Fragrance of Plum” by Kiyohara, Takao
Vintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Kiku | Chrysanthemum” by Sato, Kouson (A.K.A. Kimura)Vintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Kiku | Chrysanthemum” by Sato, Kouson (A.K.A. Kimura)
Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Chihaya | Autumn Chill” by Sekiguchi, ToaVintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Chihaya | Autumn Chill” by Sekiguchi, Toa
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Vintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Sakura | Cherry Blossom” by Miyajima, MuhitsuVintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Sakura | Cherry Blossom” by Miyajima, Muhitsu
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RARE Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: ’Soshun | early Spring by Miyajima, MuhitsuRARE Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: ’Soshun | early Spring by Miyajima, Muhitsu
Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: ‘jo-no-mai Noh Dancer’ by Kon, Akira (Seiju) | 1931-Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: ‘jo-no-mai Noh Dancer’ by Kon, Akira (Seiju) | 1931-
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Vintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi Entitled: “Kiwi no Komorebi | Sunlight through Trees” by Miyajima MuhitsuVintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi Entitled: “Kiwi no Komorebi | Sunlight through Trees” by Miyajima Muhitsu
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Vintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi Entitled: “Kiwi no Komorebi | Sunlight through Trees”  by Miyajima MuhitsuVintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi Entitled: “Kiwi no Komorebi | Sunlight through Trees”  by Miyajima Muhitsu
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Rare Vintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi by Yokozuka, IkuyoshiRare Vintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi by Yokozuka, Ikuyoshi
Vintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “”Dojo | Young Lady” by Tanaka, HarumasaVintage Japanese  Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “”Dojo | Young Lady” by Tanaka, Harumasa
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 Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Ume Goromo | Plum Flower” by Takahashi, HashimeVintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Ume Goromo | Plum Flower” by Takahashi, Hashime
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Vintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Mizumo | Spring” by Kiyohara, TakaoVintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Mizumo | Spring” by Kiyohara, Takao
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Vintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Mizumo | Spring” by Kiyohara, TakaoVintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Mizumo | Spring” by Kiyohara, Takao
Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled “Kantsubaki | Camellia Girl” by Takamizawa, Kazuo (1927-)Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled “Kantsubaki | Camellia Girl” by Takamizawa, Kazuo (1927-)
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Vintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Baien / Ume to shijo | Plum Blossom”  by Takahashi, Hashime | 1918-2002Vintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Baien / Ume to shijo | Plum Blossom”  by Takahashi, Hashime | 1918-2002
Vintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Tsubaki ko | Camellia Girl”” by Yamanaka, SanpeiVintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Tsubaki ko | Camellia Girl”” by Yamanaka, Sanpei
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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi Entitled, “FUGA” by Kishi, SadaoVintage Sosaku Kokeshi Entitled, “FUGA” by Kishi, Sadao
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Vintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: Tanigawadake | Mt. Tanigawa by Sato Tatsuo (1928-2009)Vintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: Tanigawadake | Mt. Tanigawa by Sato Tatsuo (1928-2009)
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Large Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi Figure is entitled: “Chameko | Urchin” by Watanabe, MasaoLarge Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi Figure is entitled: “Chameko | Urchin” by Watanabe, Masao
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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi Figure is entitled: “Yukibouzu | Snow Boy” by Watanabe, MasaoVintage Sosaku Kokeshi Figure is entitled: “Yukibouzu | Snow Boy” by Watanabe, Masao
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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: Fuyu no tenki | Winter Weather by Shouzan, Shido (1932-1995)Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: Fuyu no tenki | Winter Weather by Shouzan, Shido (1932-1995)
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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Dojo | Young Girl” by Ishihara, Hideo (1925-1999)Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Dojo | Young Girl” by Ishihara, Hideo (1925-1999)
Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled Autumn by Yamanaka, Sanpei (1926-2012)Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled Autumn by Yamanaka, Sanpei (1926-2012)