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    Posted 10 months ago

    Marcy154
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    My private kokeshi collection: one cute kokeshi that I'm not sure if it's traditional or creative. I go for creative. I'm searching other kokeshi lie this one to find it's creator. So far it is still a mystery to me.

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    VINTAGE JAPANESE WOODEN TRADITIONAL KOKESHI DOLL HAND PAINTED 8-1/2
    VINTAGE JAPANESE WOODEN TRADITIONAL...
    $28
    16.5cm/ 6.5
    16.5cm/ 6.5" Japanese vintage woode...
    $85
    Vintage Japanese Kokeshi Nesting Doll Family Wooden Head Nodders
    Vintage Japanese Kokeshi Nesting Do...
    $30
    Vintage Sosaku Wood Kokeshi Doll Signed Hand Painted 6
    Vintage Sosaku Wood Kokeshi Doll Si...
    $28
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    VINTAGE JAPANESE WOODEN TRADITIONAL KOKESHI DOLL HAND PAINTED 8-1/2
    VINTAGE JAPANESE WOODEN TRADITIONAL...
    $28
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    1. japanfanbev japanfanbev, 8 months ago
      This is what is known as an “omiyage” (souvenir) kokeshi. My collection are mainly omiyage, as I collect 1950s-1970s nodders.
      Omiyage kokeshi are not usually signed, as they were made by a variety of people, for example they would be turned by one person and painted by another etc.
      The writing on it will probably tell you where the lighthouse was - I have one that is shaped as a lighthouse and, from the painting on it I managed to identify which lighthouse it was, before getting that confirmed by someone who could read Japanese.
      If you aren’t already a member and are interested in kokeshi it is well worth joining the Facebook group Kokeshi Village as there are loads of really experienced kokeshi collectors with a wealth of knowledge, including Japanese readers.

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