Vintage Tsugaru Traditional Kokeshi by Abo, Muchihide


Dimensions: 9-1/2” h

The Tsugaru strain is the newest of the traditional kokeshi. The Tsugaru dolls from the very beginning were mostly made for kokeshi collectors or as souvenirs. One distinguishing feature of this doll is that it has a hat with a top knot in red, without much decoration on the head, other than the indication of hair. The doll has a round chest, thin waist, and tapered lower body with red and purple horizontal line work framing a realistic flower with leaves. It has the Futae-Mabuta, (double lid), eyes, and large eyebrows, and a Maru-Bana, (round nose). The piece is signed.

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