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Large Kokeshi doll, Japanese traditional vintage wooden doll

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Description

Height: 18.9 inches (48 cm)
Diameter (head): 5.1 inches (13 cm)
Material: wood

Condition
We do our best to choose good quality dolls, however, since these dolls are vintage, it has age spots and scratches.
If you have any questions about the specifics of these doll conditions, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you!


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. They are exchanged amongst friends with written messages stored within them as tokens of friendship.

"Traditional" kokeshi dolls' shapes and patterns are particular to a certain area and are classified under eleven types, shown below. The most dominant type is the Naruko variety originally made in Miyagi Prefecture, which can also be found in Akita, Iwate, and Yamagata Prefectures. The main street of the Naruko Onsen Village is known as Kokeshi Street and has shops which are operated directly by the kokeshi carvers.
"Creative" kokeshi allow the artist complete freedom in terms of shape, design and color and were developed after World War II (1945). They are not particular to a specific region of Japan and generally creative kokeshi artists are found in cities.
The woods used for kokeshi vary, with cherry used for its darkness and dogwood for its softer qualities. Itaya-kaede, a Japanese maple, is also used in the creation of both traditional and creative dolls. The wood is left outdoors to season for one to five years before it can be used.

Shipping
We carry Surface Mail, and EMS(Express Mail Service).
The shipping cost listed for this item is for Surface Mail without a tracking number. It takes about 2 months but will be different depending on destination.
Please see the Japan Post website for number of avarage days to reach you.

http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/deli_days/parcel/tokyo_en.html

If you want Registered Mail which gives you a tracking number, please select the shipping upgrade to EMS.

If you'd like faster delivery, please select the EMS shipping upgrade corresponding to your country.
EMS shipping provide a tracking number and it will take 3/5 business days to reach you.
Please see the Japan Post website for number of avarage days to reach you.

http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/deli_days/ems/tokyo_en.html

*If you are interested in multiple units or purchasing with other items from our store, let us know before you purchase and we will adjust shipping cost and consider discounts!!

KOK16
Height: 18.9 inches (48 cm)
Diameter (head): 5.1 inches (13 cm)
Material: wood

Condition
We do our best to choose good quality dolls, however, since these dolls are vintage, it has age spots and scratches.
If you have any questions about the specifics of these doll conditions, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you!


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. They are exchanged amongst friends with written messages stored within them as tokens of friendship.

"Traditional" kokeshi dolls' shapes and patterns are particular to a certain area and are classified under eleven types, shown below. The most dominant type is the Naruko variety originally made in Miyagi Prefecture, which can also be found in Akita, Iwate, and Yamagata Prefectures. The main street of the Naruko Onsen Village is known as Kokeshi Street and has shops which are operated directly by the kokeshi carvers.
"Creative" kokeshi allow the artist complete freedom in terms of shape, design and color and were developed after World War II (1945). They are not particular to a specific region of Japan and generally creative kokeshi artists are found in cities.
The woods used for kokeshi vary, with cherry used for its darkness and dogwood for its softer qualities. Itaya-kaede, a Japanese maple, is also used in the creation of both traditional and creative dolls. The wood is left outdoors to season for one to five years before it can be used.

Shipping
We carry Surface Mail, and EMS(Express Mail Service).
The shipping cost listed for this item is for Surface Mail without a tracking number. It takes about 2 months but will be different depending on destination.
Please see the Japan Post website for number of avarage days to reach you.

http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/deli_days/parcel/tokyo_en.html

If you want Registered Mail which gives you a tracking number, please select the shipping upgrade to EMS.

If you'd like faster delivery, please select the EMS shipping upgrade corresponding to your country.
EMS shipping provide a tracking number and it will take 3/5 business days to reach you.
Please see the Japan Post website for number of avarage days to reach you.

http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/deli_days/ems/tokyo_en.html

*If you are interested in multiple units or purchasing with other items from our store, let us know before you purchase and we will adjust shipping cost and consider discounts!!

KOK16

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(196)
Reviewed by Marie
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 6, 2018
It is beautiful - thanks a lot!
Kokeshi doll, Japanese traditional vintage wooden doll

Reviewed by umisprout
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 31, 2018
I looked through quite a few Naruko kokeshi before deciding on this one. She has such a pretty and elegant face. Thank you for getting her to me all the way from Japan. She will be cherished!
Kokeshi doll, Japanese traditional vintage wooden doll

Reviewed by Filles DuCalvaire
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 25, 2018
Joli tissage et belles teintes
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Reviewed by Ellen Rimar
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 22, 2018
A really nice yukata at a great price. I love the pattern!
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-Economy Airmail(SAL): cheaper than airmail but take a little longer
-Surface Mail: take the longest but the cheapest
-Airmail: a little cheaper and slower than express (EMS)
-EMS(Express Mail Service): fastest, safest with tracking and insurance.

We set the shipping price with Economy Airmail(SAL) unless the item is over 2kg. If the item is over 2kg, default shipping will be surface mail.

We set shipping default with the best combination of speed/quality vs price, so please make sure to choose the option that the best for you.

Tracking is available on shipping upgrades if you want a tracking number. However for some countries, the tracking number is not possible so if you want a tracking number, please select the EMS shipping upgrade.

eg,
shipping 1kg item to California, USA
-Economy Airmail(SAL): 1,080 yen, take about 14 days
-Surface Mail: 770 yen, takes about 2 months
-Airmail: 1,860 yen, takes about 7 days
-EMS(Express Mail Service): 2,400yen, takes about 3 days

For more information, please check the Japan Post website or contact us and we will be happy to assist you!

http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/ems/delivery/ems_search_en.html#p-sal
We carry

-Economy Airmail(SAL): cheaper than airmail but take a little longer
-Surface Mail: take the longest but the cheapest
-Airmail: a little cheaper and slower than express (EMS)
-EMS(Express Mail Service): fastest, safest with tracking and insurance.

We set the shipping price with Economy Airmail(SAL) unless the item is over 2kg. If the item is over 2kg, default shipping will be surface mail.

We set shipping default with the best combination of speed/quality vs price, so please make sure to choose the option that the best for you.

Tracking is available on shipping upgrades if you want a tracking number. However for some countries, the tracking number is not possible so if you want a tracking number, please select the EMS shipping upgrade.

eg,
shipping 1kg item to California, USA
-Economy Airmail(SAL): 1,080 yen, take about 14 days
-Surface Mail: 770 yen, takes about 2 months
-Airmail: 1,860 yen, takes about 7 days
-EMS(Express Mail Service): 2,400yen, takes about 3 days

For more information, please check the Japan Post website or contact us and we will be happy to assist you!

http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/ems/delivery/ems_search_en.html#p-sal

Large Kokeshi doll, Japanese traditional vintage wooden doll

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