This is a lovely pair of vintage Kappa kokeshi with stand. The Kappa is a Japanese water sprite. They are believed to be naughty and sometimes dangerous. The blue circle on top of their head is a puddle of water. If the Kappa looses this puddle he is unable to move when away from water. In case you meet a Kappa, you must bow to him. As he is well mannered he wil also bow and loose his puddle. He will then be unable to move and not harm you.
There is some Japanese writing on the bottom of the stand, which includes the date 1980. The stand and the Kappa consist of 3 seperate pieces; they are not attached to each other.
Height: 13 cm and 13,5 cm Diameter foot: 4,2 cm and 4 cm Weight: 380 g Style: Creative - Ainu - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: No
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