Shots from my doll cleaning days for doll sale fundraiser. This collection is from a 103 year old lady that started the collection about 70 years ago. There were several types of dolls and ceramics but the kokeshi were fabulous.
This a video describing the history and different types of kokeshi dolls.
The collection of kokeshi are so cute with so much personality and the details on their kimono, hairpins, and other accessories were so good. The hairpin in on this doll above could be taken off and her head wobbles.
What a handsome samurai he is. Love the his facial expression
I love their indigo yukatas with their apron with the writing on it.
I’m now truly kokeshi crazy. I hope I can find some on my next trip to Japan.