Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled “Yuki ko miasmi | Snow Cape” by Shouzan, Shido (1932-1995)


Dimensions: 8-1/2”h

This slender and unusual Kokeshi is made of Beech so that the textural quality is further defined and shows unique individuality while illustrating the difference between the Kimono and the undergarment. The doll is wearing a headpiece called a ‘Tsunokakushi’, which is a wide and pointed hood, that covers the head. The dolls are signed on the bottom. The eyes are simple and understated. The piece is unsigned but characteristic of this form of doll for which he is known.

Condition: Excellent meaning that the piece retains its original craft/workmanship showing a wonderful-developed patina commensurate which suggests a degree of wear that corresponds to its vintage. It is void of damage, cracks, breakage, or repairs and meets all the standards of the collectible Sosaku Kokeshi.