Tsuchiyu kokeshi dolls, vintage kokeshi wooden doll by Tetsuo Watanabe and Abe Kazue.
Tsuchiyu kokeshi dolls, vintage kokeshi wooden doll by Tetsuo Watanabe and Abe Kazue.
Tsuchiyu kokeshi dolls, vintage kokeshi wooden doll by Tetsuo Watanabe and Abe Kazue.
Tsuchiyu kokeshi dolls, vintage kokeshi wooden doll by Tetsuo Watanabe and Abe Kazue.
Tsuchiyu kokeshi dolls, vintage kokeshi wooden doll by Tetsuo Watanabe and Abe Kazue.
Tsuchiyu kokeshi dolls, vintage kokeshi wooden doll by Tetsuo Watanabe and Abe Kazue.
Tsuchiyu kokeshi dolls, vintage kokeshi wooden doll by Tetsuo Watanabe and Abe Kazue.
Tsuchiyu kokeshi dolls, vintage kokeshi wooden doll by Tetsuo Watanabe and Abe Kazue.
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Tsuchiyu kokeshi dolls, vintage kokeshi wooden doll by Tetsuo Watanabe and Abe Kazue.

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Well assorted couple of vintage Kokeshi, wooden Japanese doll, from two notable kokeshi artists Tetsuo Watanabe (1940-2005) and Abe Kazue (1937-2017).

Both kokeshi features a peony flower also known as the 'King of Flowers', in Japan, the peony flower is used as a symbol of good fortune, bravery, and honor.

Tsuchiyu Kokeshi originated in Fukushima City around the 1840. Typically the head is smaller than other Kokeshi dolls and on top of the head there is a black coiled pattern like a fish eye that is called “Jya-no-me” or snake eye in Japanese. There is also a red ribbon-like design on each side of the forehead called “Kase” in Japanese. There is a pattern of stripes around the body, which is painted while the doll is still rotating on the lathe, called “Rokuro-sen” in Japanese. The latter style is also known for the Rokuro Moyo style of circular painting. As a matter of fact, the artists of this type are famous for being the most accomplished in the circular style of painting, as they take it several steps further by either reversing the line at some point or by zig-zagging the lines periodically. Both add a dynamic element to the dolls. Both are signed on the bottom of the doll.

Size: 24.5 cm and 25 cm (9.6 and 9.8").

Condition: Overall good condition with minors scratches and marks.

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Kokeshi are simple wooden dolls that have been crafted for more than 150 years as a toy for children. Japanese dolls, originally from the northeastern region (Tōhoku-chihō) of Japan. Kokeshi doll making is now widely considered to be a Japanese art form that requires a trained and skilled artisan to produce high-quality Kokeshi dolls. They are treasured as a good luck charm.

I'm happy to answer any questions. I will send it well packed with a tracking number (DHL partner, express shipping). 

🎁 All items are wrapped with a beautiful Japanese fabric at no extra cost.