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Traditional kokeshi doll, Togatta style

Kokeshi are a traditional item from Japan; they are entirely handmade, turned on the lathe and painted with brushes and dyes. This traditional, Japanese craft is still presents in the Tohoku region.

Kokeshi dolls: More Than a Pretty Face

Kokeshi dolls: More Than a Pretty Face

Tsugaru kokeshi doll from Aomori (Tohoku, Japan) with ainu patterns.

Shop a selection of vintage kokeshi dolls, collected and thrifted in Japan: modern kokeshi, traditional dolls, souvenirs kokeshi, in all sizes and shapes.

Traditional kokeshi dolls.  Japan.

Japanese Kokeshi dolls were given as gifts to newborn children as a lucky charm to bestow good wishes for a healthy child.