Sosaku Kokeshi by Shibuya, Shinraku entitled: “Aoayame | Blue Iris”


Dimensions: 10-1/4” h

The Kikiyama-style is incorporated into this figure simple figure and celebrates late spring with the rendition of the Japanese Purple Iris. Many Kokeshi have decorations or shapes based on the natural world, reflecting the Shinto belief in the importance of the seasonal succession of seed, time and harvest. The piece has red accents on the hair treatment. The piece is signed and stamped on the back of the doll.

Vintage Condition: “as is” with some scattered light wear or stain that does not affect the design, and retains the original craft/workmanship. Any discoloration, chipping/cracking, surface wear or structural damage noted.