Vintage Traditional Narugo Kokeshi by Kengo, Onuma


Dimensions: 9-3/4” h

This particular Narugo body is rare and quite different from the rest, for it has a thin tapered body with a square accented neck layered with Chrysanthemums, (Kasanegiku), on the body. The head and body are 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 face has gentle features with eyes 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 peeping 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.