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kokeshi. I hope I can bring one home from our trip to Japan!

vintage kokeshi I had these as a little girl,when we lived in Japan, but they were stolen many years ago. I wish that I still had them.

  • Barbara Bergmann

    They are cute. If I still had mine they would have been from 1957&1958. I do remember that they all wore different out fits.

  • Madoka W-D-B

    Wow! That sounds so cute! I love kokeshi; last time I was in Japan, I visited several places famous for the craft.

  • Barbara Bergmann

    I have not made it back as an adult. The pictures that I see of modern Japan are amazing. When I was a kid it was very primative compared to today. However, it had only been two years past the"occupation" from WWII. Many of the areas had not been rebuilt yet. One of the places we lived had an u exploded bomb in the back yard. I really wish that I was rich. Love to see it as an adult.

  • Madoka W-D-B

    I hope you can! I try going back every few years, and found that some business hotels are affordable at $50/ night--it's a tiny room w bed, kitchen and bathroom in great locations!

  • Barbara Bergmann

    Hope you make it back.

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Japanese wooden kokeshi doll of a lady in a blue kimono, made by Sui by Otomodachi

Issetsu kokeshi doll with top knot in a greenish blue kimono. Bottom notch in the wood.

Kokeshi's Painted Doll. Want to make some of these for my youngest. Looks like almost a painted bed post cut off.

Kokeshi Japanese Wooden Doll Set - Kimono Pair Figurine by softypapa, via Flickr

I love the soft tones in the photograph and the gentle curves of this Kokeshi doll ~ La