“Gakusei-fuku | School Uniform”


Dimensions: 7-1/2” h

Descriptive Qualities: This Sosaku Kokeshi represents a young child, forewhich the drawing on the body of the doll representing a child’s uniform. As with most Kijiyama-style dolls, the hair is traditionally detailed with a hair bow on top. The wearing of certain colors, or the use of particular colors, indicate beliefs, as related to schools and institutions. At various times, the Shogunate issued dictates on which colors could be used by different social classes, institutions, and organizations on particular and everyday occasions. This was done in order to limit ostentatious display in everyday life, hence the development of the uniform. The piece is signed and stamped on the back.

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.