Vintage Nambu/Kina-Kina Traditional Kokeshi by Sasaki, Kakuhei


Dimensions: 10-0” h

One of the places where the Nambu (Hanamaki) kokeshi were conceived and made is Hanamaki, a hot springs resort in Iwate-ken. This doll has the Hitoe-Mabuta, (single lid) ,eyes, and the Neko-Bana, (cat’s nose), with double bangs framing the face. It has a bulbous body shape that incorporates the Rokuru-Moyo horizontal lines in red and green.

Vintage Condition: Beautiful, “as is” condition, and retains the original craft/workmanship, and is commensurate with age. There is slight discoloration of the green line work from handling, with no chipping/cracking or structural damage.