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Narugo Traditional Kokeshi, Ishihara* #72583


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Inventory Number: 72583

  • Narugo Traditional Kokeshi, Ishihara* #72583
  • Narugo Traditional Kokeshi, Ishihara* #72583

NAME: Narugo Japanese traditional kokeshi

MAKER: Hideo Ishihara* SIZE: 12" (30.5cm)

CONDITION: Couple of hairline cracks on the top of the head, few small dents and some splinters of wood missing at the very bottom back. This was caused by a natural wood flaw. Wood darkening age spots on the face.

NOTES: *Yes, this is the famous modern creative artist Hideo Ishihara. He was registered as a traditional Narugo artist. His grandfather, Iwataro Onuma, was the originator of the Naruko traditional kokeshi. Mr. Ishihara was trained in Narugo style but found it too confining and switched to creative shortly after. From 1959 through 1969, he won 60 prizes as a creative artist including the prime minister award. He passed in 1999 at the age of 74.

I am thrilled to be able to offer one of his Narugo. The shape is Narugo, the design is close enough (hard to see with the beautiful dark wood and some additional age darkening). The face is certainly unique. I don't believe he made Narugo but for a couple of years in the 50's. Certainly it is not a common offering.

International Customers: Estimated shipping is US$35. You will be invoiced for the difference between actual cost - less shipping paid.

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 11 June, 2013.

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