japanese kokeshi dolls

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© Neil Woo
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UploadedMarch 30, 2011
TakenMarch 30, 2011
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To our friends over sea,
We are thinking about you.
Kokeshi dolls (pronounced ko-kesh-ee) bring together centuries of Japanese design, their bold colours, distinctively uncomplicated lines and beautifully painted features are irresistible.
Each Kokeshi doll is named by the artist who created it and emanates its own individual spirit.
It is believed that they originated from the Tohoku region of Japan, where they were probably made by lathe-craftsmen who led a gypsy style life.
During the long cold snowbound nights they would have crafted these dolls from Cherry, Chestnut, Dogwood or Keyaki, then sold to visitors or given as tokens of love and friendship to friends or family.

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  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (30 Mar 2011):

    This is a wonderful tribute!!

  • Abid Changazi

    Abid Changazi said (31 Mar 2011):

    Nice finding, not happy with the composition, not sure with the lighting.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (21 Apr 2011):

    super tribute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Adriana Castellanos

    Adriana Castellanos said (22 Apr 2011):


  • Lynette Seelmeyer

    Lynette Seelmeyer gave props (11 May 2011):

    Wonderful tribute, I love it. Each of my children has a doll like this.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (14 Jun 2011):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (on a perfect note).

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