Vintage Kijiyama Kokeshi Doll by Sato Shuichi 佐藤秀一

Vintage Kijiyama Kokeshi Doll by Sato Shuichi 佐藤秀一

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Sato Shuichi (佐藤秀一) is a name recognized among kokeshi doll enthusiasts and collectors. His creations, particularly those in the Kijiyama style, exhibit a delicate and thoughtful craftsmanship. The Kijiyama style, originating from the northern regions of Japan, is characterized by its multi-layered, colorful designs and distinct facial features, making it a favorite among many.

The kokeshi doll crafted by Shuichi, standing at an approximate height of 24cm, is a testament to his skill in the Kijiyama style. It beautifully balances traditional kokeshi elements with his own artistic expressions. Kokeshi dolls are traditionally made from wood, characterized by their limbless, cylindrical bodies and intricately painted details, often featuring floral motifs and patterns, each carrying its own symbolic meaning within the Japanese cultural context.

It's essential to note that kokeshi dolls are not merely collectible items but also serve as splendid decorative pieces, providing a touch of Japanese aesthetic and cultural essence to any space. Furthermore, they make for thoughtful gifts, especially for individuals who harbor a keen interest in Japanese culture and artistry.

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