Their origin was in Edo era (1603A.D. - 1867A.D.) as souvenirs for the injured at hotsprings.
Since then kokeshi craftsmen's skills to make grains and paint was so developed that kokeshis became ornamental dolls.
W 9 : D 9.5 : H 20cm
W 3 3/4 : D 3 3/4 :H 8 inch
made in Japan