Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Mizumo | Spring” by Kiyohara, Takao


Dimension: 9-12"h

Minimally ornamented, the wooden body of the doll helps define the cherry blossom motif with a garment in blue further defining the bulbous shape. This piece reflects one unique key characteristic of Kiyohara-san’s pieces: Its head and face are traditional, with expressive eyes and a simple impression of the hair with a red bow on the top, supporting the concept of femininity. The nose and red mouth complete the expression in defining the doll, with a red cord used to imply an unlined cotton summer kimono, (yukata) worn during summer festivals and to nearby bathhouses. The doll is directly inspired by Traditional Kokeshi forms. Featured in Sosaku Kokeshi: Celebrating the major Artists of the Creative Movement. Signed by the artist. 

Condition: Excellent, pristine original condition, archival quality.