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Vintage Japanese Kokeshi Dolls Diorama

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Two miniature wooden Kokeshi dolls standing in front of Mount Fuji.
Kokeshi dolls have bobble heads or movable heads.
These two little ones are only 1 1/8" tall. Their heads move side to side and wiggle. Handpainted. Mid Century.
They are part of a diorama.
Made on a black platform which looks like a box lid.
A hand painted picture of Fuji with a flocked snow cap. Writing above tree I cannot read. The picture is curved and glued in place to appear more realistic. Just adorable and quite rare and unusual.

Base measures 4 1/4 x 3 1/4"x 1/2" high. Fuji card adds 3 3/4" to total height.
Good vintage condition. It appears that the little dolls were re-glued into their scenic spot.

Kokeshi dolls have been made for 150 years, and are from Northern Honshū, the main island of Japan. They were originally made as toys for children of farmers. They have no arms or legs, but a large head and cylindrical body, representing little girls. From a simple toy, it has now become a famous Japanese craft, and now an established souvenir for tourists.

This diorama is part of a collection of dolls begun in 1950's through 1960's. It belonged to a woman who rented out rooms in her large home to foreign women students at the University of Michigan.
Two miniature wooden Kokeshi dolls standing in front of Mount Fuji.
Kokeshi dolls have bobble heads or movable heads.
These two little ones are only 1 1/8" tall. Their heads move side to side and wiggle. Handpainted. Mid Century.
They are part of a diorama.
Made on a black platform which looks like a box lid.
A hand painted picture of Fuji with a flocked snow cap. Writing above tree I cannot read. The picture is curved and glued in place to appear more realistic. Just adorable and quite rare and unusual.

Base measures 4 1/4 x 3 1/4"x 1/2" high. Fuji card adds 3 3/4" to total height.
Good vintage condition. It appears that the little dolls were re-glued into their scenic spot.

Kokeshi dolls have been made for 150 years, and are from Northern Honshū, the main island of Japan. They were originally made as toys for children of farmers. They have no arms or legs, but a large head and cylindrical body, representing little girls. From a simple toy, it has now become a famous Japanese craft, and now an established souvenir for tourists.

This diorama is part of a collection of dolls begun in 1950's through 1960's. It belonged to a woman who rented out rooms in her large home to foreign women students at the University of Michigan.

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Reviewed by tierzascaccia1
5 out of 5 stars
Oct 21, 2017
very kind and thoughtful seller
Wooden Pull Train

Reviewed by Deborah
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 17, 2018
It's wonderful and thank you for the speedy delivery.
Retreat to Safety 4 Inch Hummel

Reviewed by Demolee Jarvis
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 11, 2018
This book is in excellent shape. I grew up with these books.
A Dick and Jane, Many Surprises Reader 1954

Reviewed by linda zimmermann
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 28, 2018
love my adorable lidded dish! fast shipping
California Pottery Covered Dish

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: wood, handpainted, wooden heads, cardboard, paper, painting
  • Feedback: 305 reviews
  • Favorited by: 11 people
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