Vintage Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Uchiki | Shyness” by Shouzan, Shido


Dimension:  9-1/4”h 

This RARE doll has a common design element: a repetitive textural pattern called ‘Harmonic Chatter work’. It is a random decoration enabling the artist to produce some exquisite, yet unique surface treatment, and to represent the kimono and the natural qualities of the wood. Additionally, the common ‘Bob’ hair treatment is seen with one exception, the ‘Mage’ on the top of two of their heads. 

As this doll is an interpretation of a young girl, it is said the Japanese culture is one of modesty and humility. We are told that the Japanese people regulate their behavior and response by reading faces and the eyes of others. Here, as well as elsewhere, you will see many examples of different characteristics of the eye and expressions. The doll has the red impressed stamp of the artist.

NOTE: For more information on this artist go to our Browse & Learn section,,affording you details about this artist. Also published in the latest book entitled: Sosaku Kokeshi: Celebrating the Major Artists of the Creative Movement.

Condition: Excellent condition for the piece is perfect, with no chipping, missing elements or loss of artwork/color which is beautifully defined. It retains a beautiful finish, with its original craftsmanship preserved. Museum-quality: meeting the standards of the collector of Shouzan’s kokeshi.