Vintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: Aki | Autumn by Sato Kouson (A.K.A. Komura)


Dimensions: 8–3/4”h

We have yet to find any biographical information of this artist for she valued her privacy where she worked out of her studio in Fukushima-ken, Kuwaori-machi, Japan. 

Celebrating Autumn, this doll shows a mastery of painterly designs, with a three- dimensional appearance of her exquisitely multi-colored falling leaves,

on lathe-turning of the natural wood creating an undulating two piece form. Her face is simply detailed, beginning with her ‘bob’ hairstyle with bangs. A ‘Mage’ or topknot is incorporated in black, expressive eyes, without eyebrows, a cat nose, and an expressive red mouth. The artists painterly qualities are exceptional. Being an early piece this doll is unsigned but characteristically her work.  

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Condition: Mint meaning the piece is perfect, totally original and complete with no fading, cracks, or restoration, and retains its wonderful patina which suggests a degree of slight wear that corresponds to its vintage. The artifact meets all the standards of the collectible Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi.