Presenting the Vintage Modern Creative Wooden Kokeshi Doll by Kishi Sadao, an award-winning design known as ‘Maisuzume’. This exquisite piece stands at a height of 35cm, showcasing the remarkable craftsmanship of Sadao Kishi, a renowned artist and recipient of the Prime Minister's award.
The ‘Maisuzume’ design, which won the Prime Minister's award in 1968, is adored not only in Japan but globally. This doll is a testament to the timeless appeal of Kokeshi, a traditional Japanese art form. Each detail of this doll, from its meticulously carved features to its smooth, polished surface, reflects the artist's dedication to his craft.
The inscription on the wooden umbrella of the Kokeshi doll reads "伊豆の踊り子", which translates to "Dancer of Izu" in English. This phrase refers to the traditional dancers from the Izu region of Japan, adding a cultural significance to this unique piece.
This Kokeshi doll stands impressively at 35cm, a size that is not only rare but also difficult to find in the market. Its substantial height adds to its unique appeal, making it a standout piece in any collection.
This Kokeshi doll is not just a decorative item but a piece of art that carries a rich cultural heritage. It's a perfect addition to any collection or a thoughtful gift for lovers of Japanese culture and art. Despite its vintage status, this doll is in excellent condition, ready to bring its charm and history into your home.
Please note that as a vintage item, it carries the marks of its age and history.