Sosaku Kokeshi by Nyogetsuin entitled: "Erosuki | Daruma Nodder"


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.