Vintage Kijiyama Kokeshi Doll by Takahashi Yuji 高橋雄司

Vintage Kijiyama Kokeshi Doll by Takahashi Yuji 高橋雄司

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Imbued with traditional elegance, this vintage Kokeshi doll, crafted by Takahashi Yuji 高橋雄司, stands as a testament to the rich cultural tapestry and meticulous craftsmanship synonymous with Japanese artistry.

Height: Approximately 21cm

Originating from the Kijiyama type, this Kokeshi doll showcases the distinctive characteristics and subtleties that are celebrated within this particular style of doll-making. Kijiyama Kokeshi, hailing from the Tohoku region, particularly in areas of Akita and northern Miyagi, are renowned for their straight, cylindrical bodies and typically feature painted floral patterns on their heads. The simplicity in design and the subtle, expressive facial features are hallmarks of the Kijiyama style, often embodying a serene and gentle aesthetic.

Takahashi Yuji, while not widely documented online, has created works that resonate with collectors and enthusiasts, capturing the essence and traditional beauty of Kokeshi dolls. His creations, such as this piece, not only serve as decorative artifacts but also as a connection to the rich history and artistry of Japanese culture. This particular Kokeshi, with its gentle expression and traditional design, stands as a timeless piece, intertwining cultural symbolism with vintage charm.

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