Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled Daruma by Suizan, Shinobu


Dimensions: 11-3/4”h

Offered is a Kokeshi representing Buddhist interpretations of delicate wood carvings called, ‘Harusame'. This figure has the image of the Daruma, possessing a unique character design to the nature of the material used, which gives contrast to the natural birch wood. The facial expression is one of a ‘song of celebration’ and having the ‘Urna’, which is a spiral or circular dot placed on the forehead of Buddhist images and figures as an auspicious mark. Suizan-san is a unique artist whose work is unusual and seldom seen, making these dolls quite rare. The doll is signed in the script by the artist on the bottom.

Condition: Excellent meaning that the piece retains its original craft/workmanship showing a wonderful-developed patina commensurate which suggests a degree of wear that corresponds to its vintage. It is void of damage, cracks, breakage, or repairs and meets all the standards of the collectible Sosaku Kokeshi.