“Tanabata | Star Festival”

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Dimensions: 9-3/4” h

The Tanabata is a Japanese tradition wherein people write their wishes on tanzaku papers, (colorful, small strips of papers), and hang them on bamboo and tree branches as illustrated in the first doll. Takahashi-san celebrates this yearly celebration by incorporating festival elements on the body of this Kokeshi. The face is typically that of Akinori in which the hairstyle and bangs are accented with red bows. The piece is signed and stamped on the bottom of the doll.

Vintage Condition: “as is” with some scattered light wear or stain that does not affect the design, and retains the original craft/workmanship. Any discoloration, chipping/cracking, surface wear or structural damage noted.