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

Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi

"Erosuki | Daruma Nodder"

Nyogetsuin

$85.00

Age:Unknown

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 9-1/2” 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