Vintage Traditional Narugo Kokeshi by Honda, Isao


Dimensions: 12-0” h

This doll demonstrates the typical thick, sturdy body with square shoulders with the Chrysanthemum, (Hishigiju) motif on the body. The head and body is made of two pieces of wood and fitted into each other in such a way that the completed doll makes a squeaking sound when the head is turned. Her eyes are drawn with a single, crescent line with small pupils, (hitoemabuta), and eyebrows. She has a small Neko-Bana, (cat’s nose), and red mouth. The hair is suggested with flowers peeking out of the front top of her head.

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