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Posted 3 years ago


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I'm not sure but I believe this set is Japanese,any idea what they are called and hope someone can tell me the name signed under bottom and what are the circles on 2 of the doll's head

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Start with "Kokeshi".

  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    This will give you the basic information:
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    A youtube:
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    In this blog there's a more detailed description:
  5. mssue64, 3 years ago
    Wow! thanks so much,do you know the artist name under the bottom or how old
  6. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 3 years ago
    I have just posted some of my kokeshi dolls.
    Yours are lovely
    Cheers rose
  7. mssue64, 3 years ago
    Thank you love your dolls!
  8. Soulportal Soulportal, 3 years ago
    Hi these are indeed Kokeshi dolls. They are the traditional form, from left to right, (1) Tsugaru Kokeshi by Kojima Toshiyuki he was born in 1949 and apprenticed under the Zenji Sato (2) Naruko Kokeshi appears to be signed by Korenobu or Koretaka Kakizawa (signatures are very similar) and (3) Zao Kokeshi by Umeki Shoichi he was born in 1929 and his Master (instructor) was Buntaro Kanayama. It's a nice example of his Kokeshi with the Okappa hair design. - Hope this helps Soulportal
  9. Soulportal Soulportal, 3 years ago
    Sorry forgot to tell you the circles on top of the dolls head is called Janome and it is a traditional design, it means "Snake Eye".
  10. mssue64, 3 years ago
    Wow! wonderful information,thank you Soulportal sooooo much have a wonderful weekend!!!!!!!!!
  11. Jewels Jewels, 3 years ago
    These are sweet! I love the uniqueness of these dolls. Soul portal, that is wonderful info!
  12. Soulportal Soulportal, 3 years ago
    Your welcome mssue, thanks Jewels have a great weekend ;}

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