Vintage Traditional Yajirou Kokeshi by Endo Tsutumo


Dimensions: 5-3/4”h

Through this beautifully finished doll utilizes traditional Yajirou family elements and techniques and utilizes a black ink in sumi-e’ style drawing of chrysanthemum petals in the center spot under the collar and base of the figure. The entire figure is painted in black with delicate, varying widths of horizontal stripes encircling the figure, as in the ‘Rokoru Moyo’ style. The hair of the doll is very stylized with the traditional bangs and use of the same ‘Rokoru Mayo’ bands that ring the top of the head. The face has double eyelids, a faint pick-shaped nose, and a tiny mouth. The piece is signed in script on the bottom by the artist.

Condition: Excellent, original condition, with no fading or loss of color and consistent with age and standards of collectible Folk Art. All details are perfect and as crafted.

Note: There is no biographical information published on this artist.