Kyoohoo Japanese Kokeshi Doll Sakurakomachi (k12-4323)
Sakurakomachi is Japanese craftworks, we call it kokeshi.
Sakura means Cherry blossom.
The doll is special one compare with other kokeshi.
It has a nice expression on its face.
The spring winds picked up the hem of kimono and show red lining fabric.
Kokeshi Dolls are major dolls in Japan which are made from wood.
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.
made in Japan