Large Vintage Japanese Zaō-Takuya Kokeshi Doll

$265.00

A large Zaō-takuya style of kokeshi doll, featuring a cherry blossom motif on the body and a tegara head ornament.

If you would like multiple kokeshi, please contact us to receive a combined shipping quote.

13cm x 46cm

Availability: 1 in stock

Japanese Kokeshi dolls originated in the north-eastern region of Japan during the Edo period. They were originally designed as children’s toys but later became a popular souvenir for travellers visiting the onsen hot springs in the Tohoku region.

The Zaō-takuya style of kokeshi doll was originally produced at the Zaō onsen. They commonly feature designs of cherry blossoms, chrysanthemums, and a tegara hair ornament, reflected through the red lines on the head of the doll.

 

Dimensions13 × 13 × 46 cm