"Erosuki | Daruma Nodder" "Erosuki | Daruma Nodder"

Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi

"Erosuki | Daruma Nodder"

Nyogetsuin

$55.00

Age:Unknown

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 6-0” h

This type of Sosaku Daruma Nodder comes from the Zuigan-ji, temple in Sendai, founded in 828 by a sect of Esoteric Buddhism. Nyogetsuin’s dolls are characterized by having over-scaled facial features such as large “white” eyes and large nose. The bodies are beautifully painted in red, black and white in an almost sumi- e’ manner. The temple Zuigan-Ji was greatly damaged during the earthquake on March 11, 2011. The dolls are now considered rare and precious and won the Minister of International Trade and Industry Prize.

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. 


Artisan | Woodworker: Nyogetsuin

Origin:

This type of Sosaku Daruma Nodder comes from the Zuigan-ji, temple in Sendai, founded in 828 by a sect of Esoteric Buddhism. As collectors we felt it was most important to represent all Sosaku Kokeshi production, whether or not the artist is fully identified or has a written account of his or her life. Each show the diversity of this cultural specialization and the creative work produced by this artist.

Collector's note – descriptive qualities, standard characteristics & ornamentation styles:

Nyogetsuin’s dolls are characterised by having overscaled facial features such as large “white” eyes and large nose. The bodies are beautifully painted in red, black and white in an almost sumi-e’ manner. The temple Zuigan-Ji was greatly damaged during the earthquake on March 11, 2011. The dolls are now considered rare and precious.

Artist's signature & title of doll:

nyogetsuin kokeshi artist signature