Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Hagi | Star” by Sekiguchi, Toa


Dimensions: 3-1/2”h 

This Kokeshi won the Prime Minister’s Award, and is made of beautifully painted Mizuki, (Dogwood). Here Toa-san depicts a doll with wonderful long hair, (similar to hair worn during the Heian period). Defined as flowing hair, uncut, cascading down the sides of the face and body. Women’s foreheads were emphasized, since the Japanese prized beauty, elegance, and fashion. The doll incorporates Festival elements, pairing clouds, celestial themes, beautifully colored and textured, defining the multiple elements of her clothing. A red impression is on the bottom of the doll identifying the piece by the artist. 

Condition:  Excellent, pristine original condition, archival quality because of the uniqueness of the doll.