This is a rare design by Onodera Koraku. They are lovely Vintage Kijiyama Kokeshi with the signature on the back of the doll. The plum tree is just lovely drawn with the bright red and white blossoms. The flower in the hair of the doll is a nice feature. The Japanese plum (ume) is a popular flower in Japan and plays an important role in their culture. It is one of the first blossoms to appear each year and they prelude the start of spring. This event is celebrated with the plum festival 'Ume Matsuri'.
Height: both around 42 cm Diameter foot: 8,2 cm and 9 cm Weight: 1462 g. and 1592 g. Style: Kijiyama - Traditional Signed by the artisan: Yes
Please look at the pictures carefully to assess the condition of the item. There is a small hole in the back in one of the dolls. Some water stains.