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Kokeshi Dolls

May 13th, 2009 | By | Category: History & Culture

While not the kind of dolls that little girls usually play with, kokeshi dolls are instantly recognizable as Japanese.  Beautifully painted with traditional Japanese motifs or simply varnished these wooden dolls originated in the Tohoku region of northern Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). It is believed that these dolls were originally created by woodwork […]