A Pair of Kokeshi: Dolls from Rural Japan

$116.00 USD

**reduced from $145.00**
early to  mid twentieth century
smaller: 12 1/4" x 2 3/4", 31 cm x 7 cm
larger: 12 1/2" x 3 1/4", 31.75 cm x 8 cm

This is a pair of kokeshi, popular Japanese souvenir dolls that were made by local artisans in Japan's rural north eastern or Tohoku region and were sold at onsen or holiday spas in that area.

These kokeshi are not a pair in the sense that they were made to be shown together, but as they both have interestingly abraded surfaces and some nice wear and patina to their wood, they look good together and are being offered as a set.

A charming couple of kokeshi that somehow avoids strange cuteness of many others.