Vintage Nakanosowa Traditional Kokeshi by Fumio, Kakizaki


Dimensions: 14-0” h

This is an exceptionally large doll and represents a sub-strain of the Tsuchiyu family. The face was so distinctive that it was given its own identity. The face is the distinguishing feature always incorporates the Bikkuri-me, (surprised eyes), with blushes around the eyes, and the Shishi-Bana, (lion’s nose), and a unique mouth. The elongated thin body incorporates the Rokuru Moyo horizontal lines framing realistic and abstract flowers on all sides of the doll. The dominant color is red, with some accents of green. It shows black concentric circles on the top of the head called Jano-me, together with a red bow and a loop on the sides of the temporal head (Kase). The doll is signed.

Vintage Condition: Excellent, (“as is”), and retains the original craft/workmanship, and commensurate with age. Any discoloration, chipping/cracking, surface wear, or structural damage is noted.