“Hanano Shojo | Pretty Girl” “Hanano Shojo | Pretty Girl”

Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi

“Hanano Shojo | Pretty Girl”

Kano, Chiyomatsu (Kanou)

$165.00

Age:1968

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 12-1/2” h

Through this doll, the artist shows his ability to create and select a form that best interacts with the natural characteristics of the wood, in turn seeking a harmonious blend of tradition and customs. A simple facial expression draws the viewer into the character of this young girl. The name of the piece, and signature is on the back and bottom 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.


Artisan | Woodworker: Kano, Chiyomatsu (Kanou) | 1935-

Origin:

Kano-san was born in 1935 and has died, but the year is unknown. He started making Sosaku dolls around 1953. He was a multi- prize winning artist, including the Prime Minister’s Award at least twice.

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

Kano-san shows his ability to create and select a form that best interacts with the natural characteristics of the intrinsic beauty of wood, harmoniously blending the traditional and contemporary imagery. Most have simple facial expressions utilizing a ‘one-stroke eye’, (Hitofude-me). Some figures utilize the Yukata / Ikat-style clothing or simple lines defining the layers of the clothing. Kano-san’s dolls are highly prized and seldom seen.

Artist's Signature:

Kano Chiyomatsu (Kanou) Signature Kokeshi