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Posted 4 years ago

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Hi I bought what I think are kokeshi dolls. If anyone could tell me what I have that would be wonderful. Thank you

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  1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    Here is a site I think you will enjoy. You might contact her !

    http://www.angelfire.com/md3/kokeshi/
  2. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    Great pictures. I think you have a real treasure !
  3. Weirdpuckett Weirdpuckett, 2 years ago
    Looks like somebody handed over a "torch" for you to carry...wow! Its amazing how some finds send one on unexpected journeys isnt it?
  4. japanfanbev japanfanbev, 2 years ago
    This is a fantastic collection of traditional (round heads & cylindrical bodies - sometimes the heads "cry" when you move them) style & "maiko" (trainee geisha - those with buns & red kanzashi in their hair) style kokeshi. If you look up traditional kokeshi you should be able to find out which regions they're from. Each region has a specific style of painting (eg. colours & type of flowers).
    You also have at least one Ejiko doll (representing a baby in a basket) which in your case seems to open & have smaller kokeshi inside. These can sell for quite a lot on eBay. I also notice a few "babysitter" dolls and even some with dolls in their heads which I've never seen before (unless they are candle holders??). You also have at least one boy/girl pair (probably the most common form of Sosaku or creative kokeshi dolls). A friend in when I lived in Hokkaido used to buy up collections of kokeshi at flea markets/yard sales etc. I wish I could find them now I'm back in the UK!
  5. japanfanbev japanfanbev, 1 year ago
    Think the ones with holes in their heads are toothpick holders...

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