Condition: Excellent

Kokeshi: Wooden Treasures of Japan

This book is the only one on the subject in English and in print – captures the charm of these wooden treasures with 224 full color plates of the very best examples of both traditional and creative Kokeshi dolls from all regions of Japan. The cover is unusual and has the look and feel of hand-crafted binding. Size: 6 9/16” x 11” x 3/4”. Condition: New. ISBN: 0975957007. Kokeshi: Wooden Treasures of Japan, is a modern exploration of a folk craft two centuries old. This timely publication reflects both the growing interest in Japan and Japanese culture in the West, and the rediscovery of folk art, traditional crafts and culturally unique handmade objects. Beyond simple visual charm, the book presents an entirely new way of appreciating Kokeshi. Please see our Discover section under Dolls & Toys for a concise history of the “Birth of Kokeshi“.

This book is sold at: Kinokuniya Bookstores, Barnes & Noble, Los Angeles County Museum, Japanese American National Museum, Asian Art Museum, Sherman Lee Institute of Japanese Art, Eastern Book Company, Honolulu Academy of Arts Bookstore, and the Zama Library in Japan.

Out of 2,200 entries, Kokeshi: Wooden Treasures of Japan was listed as one of Ten Outstanding Books of the Year by the Independent Publishers Association, recognizing excellence in Independent Publishing.

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