Vintage Sakunami Traditional Kokeshi by Hiraga, Teruyuki


Dimensions: 6-0” h

This doll is quite unusual because of the carving treatment executed throughout the doll. The original Sakunami doll began as a very thin doll, which could hardly stand up. Later the dolls began to have thicker bodies but still with characteristics of the slender originals. Shown is an expressive face with individually drawn bangs and tuffs of hair surrounding the face. Her eyes are categorized as Double Lid; the nose is an elongated tear drop nose that is totally filled in with black as are the other details of her face with a tiny red dot that represents her mouth. The motif represents a Chrysanthemum with the dominant colors of red and green. The most unique element is the “chattering of her expressive hat that has a red top knot to finish off the piece.

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