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    Posted 5 years ago

    SEAN68
    (1230 items)

    KOKESHI DOLL

    HISTORY LINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokeshi

    The origin of kokeshi

    Kokeshi dolls originate from the Tohoku region of Northern Japan, an area well-known for its onsen (hot spring) resorts. These handmade wooden dolls are thought to date back to the early 19th century when kijiya (woodworkers), accustomed to making bowls and trays, began using their woodworking skills and lathes to make simple dolls to sell as toys and souvenirs to the onsen visitors. The dolls may originally have had a spiritual significance with the kokeshi representing a wish for a healthy child. It has also been suggested that kokeshi, with their round heads and limbless bodies probably made in an unpainted form originally, were used as massage tools by spa bathers. The name 'kokeshi' itself is thought to derive from a combination of names given to the wooden dolls in the various areas of their manufacture.
    http://www.japanya.co.uk/kokeshi.aspx

    This was found yesterday after work at a goodwill!!

    Mystery Solved

    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou nutsabot!!!
    2. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Soooo cute,i love her!
    3. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      I wish you a speedy recovery from Flu!!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thank you a gram!!!
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou everybody!!! for the loves!!! you know who you are!!
    6. lundy lundy, 5 years ago
      thank you bel
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Your very welcome lundy!! and Thankyou as well lundy!!
    8. ZIII ZIII, 5 years ago
      Great Pick / Pic ! We LOVE IT!!!
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou ZIII for the love and kind words!! and Thankyou ATTWOOD!!
    10. Soulportal Soulportal, 4 years ago
      Beautiful find, not sure if you know, but this Kokeshi is made by the artist Kazuo Takamizawa. He was born in 1927 and has won many prizes including the Prime Ministers award at the Nippon contest.
    11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      omg!!!!!!!!!!!! many thanks Soulportal!!! :)
    12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      so how old is this one ?
    13. Soulportal Soulportal, 4 years ago
      I'm not sure how old it is but he only started making them about 55+ years ago that would give you an idea of how old/young it could possibly be. If I had to guess I'd say it's more current though maybe 1970s.
    14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      Many many thanks Soulportal fot the info!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    15. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 4 years ago
      I love Kokeshi dolls, this one is very delicate and pretty. I have one but modern :)
      Thanks for share SEAN68! :)

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