"Yangu Josei to tomoni Wasaga | Young Lady with Umbrella" by Miyashita, Hajime


Dimensions: 12-3/4” h

Rarely do we see Kokeshi with implements such as an umbrella as part of its construction. In Japan, the period of transition from spring to summer is known as ‘tsuyu’, which means ‘rainy season. Traditional umbrellas such as the one shown are referred to as ‘Wagasa’. Thin, and of gorgeous design, Wagasa looks absolutely beautiful with their colorful patterns and images, and are atypical and rarely used in Kokeshi creations. 

This lathe-turned doll is delicately constructed and painted to resemble a lady in the rain. The umbrella is carved, colored, and detailed to compliment her Kimono and outer ware. Her face is delicate in execution and gesture. The red stamp of the artist is on the bottom.

Condition: Excellent “as is” with some scattered light wear or stain that does not affect the design, and retains the original craft/workmanship.