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Mini Kokeshi Doll – Set of 2

$59

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This Kokeshi Doll was found in an antique market in Osaka. Kokeshi (こけし, 小芥子), are simple wooden Japanese dolls with no arms or legs that have been crafted for more than 150 years as a toy for children.
Details

H12.5 x W3cm and H9 x W2.5cm

About

When I wasn't in business meetings during my Japan trip I was in markets shopping for antiques and inspiration. Here is something I brought back with me.

Far out of the CBD is an old hardware store, filled to the brim with antiques. We have been visiting this secret location for many years so it was super exciting to finally go back. There were curated piles of baskets, ceramics, old apothecary bottles and restored furniture – we wish we could have brought everything home. The husband and wife owners were happy to see us again and walked us through the residential streets to their other storage warehouse. We had free range to go through boxes and cabinets to find some amazing pieces.

Origin

Japan
Osaka, Japan
34.6937° N, 135.5021° E

Osaka is a large port city and commercial center on the Japanese island of Honshu. It's known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food.

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