Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Dojo | Young Girl” by Ishihara, Hideo (1925-1999)


Dimensions: 12-0”h

Offered is an exceptionally large and heavy Kokeshi for which Ishihara-san apparently loves to portray differing hairstyles in both young and old characters, as you will see throughout the images in our Browse & Learn section on the artist. This particular doll is very simple, with an emphasis on the character of the wood, and minimal carving restricted to the treatment of the obi. He utilizes a sumi-e’ drawn face with a ‘one-stroke eye’, (Hitofude-me) and a very interesting positioning of the offset head covered with hair and a small indication of bangs falling over its forehead. The piece is named and signed by the artist on the bottom of the doll.

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.