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    Posted 12 months ago

    dav2no1
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    Japanese Kokeshi Dolls

    I was at one of my local sellers today and they had a huge amount of kokeshi dolls. They said they were in storage for at least 6 years and were acquired from an Asian woman's estate.

    I bought these because they were different from others that you normally see. I'm mot sure if these are categorized as Kokeshi?

    The tallest is approximately 2 5/8" and the smallest just under 1 1/2". They have little turned wooden bowls they sit in. And appear to have a branch bud sticking out of the 2 larger ones.

    Not sure what the orange sticker says..its confusing.

    ***I will post some links to kokeshi history in the comments. There are a few different ideas of history***

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 12 months ago
      ***Links for Kokeshi history...a few different ideas

      https://www.japanya.co.uk/kokeshi.aspx

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokeshi
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 12 months ago
      I think they are Canadian. [think South Park Canadians]

      cute!
    3. dav2no1 dav2no1, 12 months ago
      What in the He killed Kenny..Are you talking a-boot?
    4. japanfanbev japanfanbev, 11 months ago
      They are kokeshi, classed as “omiyage” (souvenir) kokeshi, probably made during the kokeshi boom period 1950s-early 1970s.
      I believe they are meant to represent acorns.
    5. dav2no1 dav2no1, 11 months ago
      Thank you for the information.

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