Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: Banshee | Late Autumn by Sekiguchi, Toa


Dimensions: 8-1/2"h

This Kokeshi represents an image is of a young girl on “Chuushuu no Meigetsu”, also called Jugoya, the night of the full August moon, in early autumn. The images on her kimono speak of the fall and depict pampas-like grass, (Sesuki). Ancient Japanese had a custom of worshiping the full moon, for it was believed that a silver moon. Her face looks upwards, admiring the harvest moon in the sky, with her black hair flowing down her back. The Kimono, in its beautiful painting, shows the orange and silver closure, giving further detail to the garment. Signed in red script on the bottom. 

Condition: Excellent meaning that the piece retains its original craft/workmanship showing a wonderful-developed patina commensurate with age, with no cracks, breakage, or repairs, although there is a minor flaw in the form of a dent on the side of the doll. The piece meets all the standards of Sosaku Kokeshi collectibles.