• Image of Kokeshi Doll- with hat and stick.
  • Image of Kokeshi Doll- with hat and stick.
  • Image of Kokeshi Doll- with hat and stick.
  • Image of Kokeshi Doll- with hat and stick.
  • Image of Kokeshi Doll- with hat and stick.

This vintage kokeshi doll carries a hat and walking stick.
She stands 170mm to the top of her head which has a diameter of 47mm. Her base has a diameter of 30mm.
Kokeshi are wooden treasures that first appeared in the mid Edo period (1603-1867) and are commonly believed to be originally crafted as toys by wood craftsmen from Northern Japan who were unable to work for months at a time during the heavy snow.
Our Kokeshi are sourced from Japan by a mother and daughter team who have been travelling there for many years. Most are vintage (from 1950's to 1970's) Following WWII, products made of plastic were too expensive and overseas travel was too unattainable. Japanese frequently made trips all over Japan to hot springs where kokeshi were sold as souvenirs to tourists. It became customary to pick up a new doll on each visit.
Sadly the vintage wooden kokeshi are rapidly disappearing in modern Japan making them more precious.
This one is hand signed on the base.