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Kijiyama Traditional Kokeshi w/Deity, 13-1/8"

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  • Kijiyama Traditional Kokeshi w/Deity, 13-1/8"
  • Kijiyama Traditional Kokeshi w/Deity, 13-1/8"

NAME: Kijiyama Japanese traditional kokeshi with an image of a deity

MAKER: Haruo Sasaki

SIZE: 13-1/8" (33.5cm)

CONDITION: There are some dents, small and a little larger. Several are on the face - on the left cheek one on the bangs. Little larger one also can be seen on the upper back. Few light scratches as well. There is a dot of white by the mouth and several spots on the left side of the doll which are probably old water spots. The greens have some fading.

NOTES: This doll comes from Yuzawa in the Akita-ken Prefecture where two of the three famous traditional kites of Akita are produced. The picture drawn on this kokeshi is fashioned after a kite called Managu-dako. Managu means eyes and the kite itself is only painted with Japanese Sumi ink.

An especially nice doll as it combines two of the traditional arts forms of Japan.


This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 09 June, 2011.

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