“Ume no sat | Plum Country”

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Dimensions: 14-3/4”h

The body of the piece is finished with a purple lacquer finish, which is a very rare color for Kokeshi. It incorporates a traditional Tougatta face and abstract motifs of deep carving of the plum blossoms on the face and body, with the use of ‘Rokuro Moyo’ horizontal lines to further define the doll. The piece is signed with impression and identification of 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. 

 NOTE: Kichisuke created this doll during a brief time he worked as a Sosaku Kokeshi artist. He incorporated the rarely used color of purple into the body of the piece, which is the color of privilege and wealth, and was introduced into Japanese dress during the Heian Period, (794-1185).