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Traditional Daruma Togatta Kokeshi, #10

$65.00

Quantity Available: 1

Inventory Number: 72068-10

  • Traditional Daruma Togatta Kokeshi, #10
  • Traditional Daruma Togatta Kokeshi, #10

NAME: Japanese Daruma kokeshi

MAKER: Kouyou Asakura, Togatta kokeshi family

SIZE: 4-3/8" (11.3cm), diameter 4" (10.3cm)

CONDITION: Good

There may be a little whitening on a few dolls but rubbing hard with a very soft cotton cloth usually removes it or try a good quality wood oil (test first).

NOTES: Mr. Asakura was born in 1947.

This is one of 10 daruma in a set (2nd edition) planned by the Sony Family Club, Inc., a mail order business (now sold or is no longer in business).

Background: In 1996 (or 1997), Sony selected master craftsman or famous, popular makers to make both a kokeshi and Daruma set. The sets were sold only as complete sets but were mailed approximately one per month. I have heard the first set of kokeshi was priced at over 110,000yen (approx. US$1,340 at todays exchange) and this has been confirmed. There was an option glass case available at additional cost.

The 2nd edition Daruma has 10 dolls, 9 being the same dolls as the original set. Only one is different. The 2nd edition was distributed in 1998/99.

For some reason, the case was never sent, so these are being sold individually. The original buyer placed a label with the date on the bottom of the doll. This doll is dated H10-12/16 or December 16, 1998.

Also available for purchase is the complete 12 piece 2nd edition kokeshi set with case and the complete 10 piece 2nd edition Daruma set with case.


This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 21 April, 2011.

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