“Hanano Shojo | Pretty Girl” (small) “Hanano Shojo | Pretty Girl” (small)

Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi

“Hanano Shojo | Pretty Girl” (small)

Kano, Chiyomatsu (Kanou)

$165.00

Age:1968

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 9-0” 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 piece has the artists stamp on the 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. The neck of the doll was cracked but professionally repaired.


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