Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Hanarete Kaze Kara | Away From The Wind)” by Takeda, Masashi

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Dimensions: 7-0”h

This is a wonderful, lathe-turned form made from one piece of Paulownia wood. It illustrates a diversity of carving; including ‘Chatter Work’ that is used to texture both the top of the head and the lower undergarment. The doll’s jacket, (Haori), illustrates an unusually formed collar and bottom to the clothing, as well as a very meticulous method of creating circular, horizontal line work, known as ‘Rokoru Moyo’: all affording great character and depth. The doll has an expressive and simply rendered face. Takamizawa-san shows his appreciation of the natural decorative quality of wood. There is an inscription of the title and identifying the artist on the bottom of the doll.

 The piece is published in Sosaku Kokeshi: Celebrating the Major Artists of the Creative Movement in 2022. For more information on this artist go to the following link:

Condition: Excellent meaning that the piece retains its original craft/workmanship showing a wonderfully developed patina commensurate with age which suggests a degree of wear that corresponds to its vintage. The doll is void of damage, cracks, breakage, or repairs. This doll meets all the standards of the collectible Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi by Takeda, Masashi.