Mr. Hideyuki Sato / Miyagi Prefecture

Mr. Hideyuki Sato / Miyagi Prefecture

Style: Yajiro-kei

Yajiro Kokeshi were first made during the Edo period (1603-) by woodworkers

that gathered in Yajiro Village in Miyagi Prefecture. It florised at Kamasaki Onsen near the village.
The body is inserted into the head. Shapes: Straight-bodied or "pekke" (flared at the hem)
The Yajiro Kokeshi dolls are characterized by pottery wheel patterns and large heads decorated to look like they are wearing berets.

Photos: Andreas Holzmann

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