Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Yoroboki | Delight” by Tanaka, Harumasa

Sale price$175.00

Dimensions: 6-3/4” h

This Kokeshi is sensitively formed, with the head and body defining this wonderful small figure. The hairstyle she displays is typically Japanese being solid black covering the entire head and falling to the neck, with the end hairs all feathered and flowing like a waterfall around the face. A small portion of her face is visible, with upward-slanting eyes and a small red nose. And finally, the decorative motif illustrates subtle Cherry Blossoms in reddish pink and green on the front section of the doll. There is an impressed stamp on the lower portion of the body identifying the artist as Tanaka, Harumasa.  

The piece was 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 and beautifully preserved, meaning that the piece retains its original craft/workmanship showing a wonderful-developed patina that corresponds to its vintage, void of damage, cracks, breakage, or repairs. This doll meets all the standards of the collectible Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi by Tanaka, Harumasa.