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japanese kokeishi dolls are wooden sculptures of the human figure in its most basic, stripped down form - a three-dimensional stick figure, the bare minimum for an object to read as human-like.

kimono patterns, an array of different designs which all tended to be simple  image © designboom

japanese kokeishi dolls are wooden sculptures of the human figure in its most basic, stripped down form - a three-dimensional stick figure, the bare minimum for an object to read as human-like.

Kokeshi map which shows where each family derives from.

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pieces of wood spun on a lathe are carved until they have a roundish shape.  the woods used for kokeshi dolls vary, from cherry to maple, … to mizuko.  the working material is left outdoors to season for one to five years before it can be use.image © designboom

japanese kokeishi dolls are wooden sculptures of the human figure in its most basic, stripped down form - a three-dimensional stick figure, the bare minimum for an object to read as human-like.

joining head and body  image © designboom

japanese kokeishi dolls are wooden sculptures of the human figure in its most basic, stripped down form - a three-dimensional stick figure, the bare minimum for an object to read as human-like.

Vintage 1950s Japanese Tanuki Sculpture Cast Iron Good Luck Raccoon

Vintage 1950s Japanese Tanuki Sculpture Cast Iron Good Luck Raccoon

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"Traditional" kokeshi dolls' shapes & patterns are particular to a certain…

Kokeshi (I just started my collection while we are living in Japan, I love these things I think they're beautiful in their simplicity!)

Kokeshi (こけし) are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. A simple face is painted on while the body is decorated in bright colors.

japan toy museum: vintage regional folk toys including kokeshi dolls, daruma figures, paper fish and a plaster dog.2009/Japan toy museum: vintage regional folk toys including kokeshi dolls, daruma figures, paper fish and a plaster dog.

japan toy museum: vintage regional folk toys including kokeshi dolls, daruma figures, paper fish and a plaster toy museum: vintage regional folk toys including kokeshi dolls, daruma figures, paper fish and a plaster dog.

Naruko Kokeshi Hair Patterns

Christopher Walton - Kokeshi Talk: Various Naruko Kokeshi Hair Patterns

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Kokeshi (こけし) are Japanese 🎌 dolls that have been made 👐 for 150 years and originally 🔰 from Northern ⬆ Honshu 🗻 that is the main island 🌊 of Japan 🎌.

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