Kokeshi by various Artists

Kokeshi – are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face. The body has a floral design painted in red, black, and sometimes yellow, and covered with a layer of wax. One characteristic of kokeshi dolls is their lack of arms or legs. The bottom is marked with the signature of the artist.

Kokeshi show at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles opened July 11, 2009. Last day to view this amazing collection of dolls from past and present is Oct. 4, 2009.














Here you can see more pictures – 2009 JANM Kokeshi and artist’s name, and also here the Group Kokeshi Photos, the other art of Kokeshi. Hope you’ll like this post =)

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