Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Tsuki | Moon” by by Kato, Hiroshi


Dimensions: 15-1/2”h

This tall and slender figure is another example of a very traditional woman in Japan. Her head is topped with an exaggerated carved ‘Mage’ type hairstyle. The sumi-e’ brushwork defining her face and garment suggests features with well-stylized details relating to the general design of the garment. She has a  black and gold patterned sash which indicates that she is wearing a Yukata, (yukata being an unlined cotton summer garment, worn in casual settings such as summer festivals). The doll is made of unfinished, natural Beech (Bichi). The piece is signed by the artist.