Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Yuyake | Evening Glow by Aida, Seiho (A.K.A. Harumine) (1926-1998

Sale price$495.00

Dimensions: 8-1/2”h

This rare and exceptional Kokeshi exhibits beautiful tooling which defines the blanket wrap called a “Kakumaki”. This winter shoulder shawl was used throughout the Northern part of Japan to throw on quickly to keep a body warm on short outings. The most unique feature of this doll is the unusual and extensive surface treatment called “Harmonic Chattering”, giving texture focusing on the garment worn during this time. Aida-san used minimally painted ornamentation to highlight the red, vertically-textured undergarment. A simple serene facial expression with horizontal slanted eyes, a small wedge nose, and bangs were used to define the face of a young girl peeping out from under the shawl. Signed in script on the bottom of the doll by the artist.  

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: Superb meaning outstanding, excellent, and retains its original craft/workmanship showing a wonderfully developed patina commensurate with age that corresponds to its vintage. The piece is void of damage, cracks, breakage, or repairs. This doll meets all the standards of the collectible Japanese Sosaku Kokeshi by Aida, Seiho.