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 6 : D 5 : H 19cm
W 2 1/2 : D 2 :H 7 1/2 inch
made in Japan