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  • n. A Japanese wooden doll with a spherical head having simple painted-on features, and a limbless, cylindrical body, typically featuring a painted-on floral design.


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  • Gallery of custom kokeshi dolls by David Horvath, Tara McPherson, Camilla d'Errico, Yoskay Yamammoto, and more.

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  • After I had started though I realised that I was running out of white paint, and as anyone who is painting kokeshi dolls knows, it just cant be done without white paint :P .

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  • And incidently, the little blonde ninja in the pink kimono at the end: that would be the kokeshi version of my Sis-in-law.

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  • It was a pleasant room, a little disordered and shabby, a jumble of color and bric-a-brac, fresh flowers in bowls, framed prints on the walls, a Mexican folk art candelabra on top of the television set, a collection of wooden Japanese kokeshi dolls next to the books on a shelf.

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  • Why I married a pilot in the first place, I have no idea — besides the fact he once came down to the ground for four days every two weeks and brought me little treasures from the places he'd stopped — like a kokeshi doll from Tokyo.


  • My current loves are Japanese kokeshi dolls, contemporary Japanese woodblock prints, outsider art, funny old toys, vintage children's books, and weird wonders made of wood.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • The other place is Oriental Bazaar, where the wares are related to Japanese traditional culture, including lacquered bowls, kimonos, swords, Japanese kokeshi dolls and traditional toys.


  • The collection is an edition of 6 pieces, with each Kokeshi one-of-a-kind and comes signed on the bottom (in line with the kokeshi tradition).


  • Unlike traditional kokeshi, they do not display any of their distinctive local colour nor the techniques that had been passed down through the generations.

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