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Kokeshi; Kijiyama, Akita Prefecture

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1980: Item # 494850

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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, Height 9.75". Kijiyama-kei of Akita Prefecture. Made by Satou Shuuichi, born Aug. 7, 1927. This kokeshi probably daes fromt he 1970's-1980's. One of the unique & interesting characteristics of Kijiyama style kokeshi is the depiction of the apron ("maekake" or "maedare") on the body of the doll.