This is a very special Vintage Kijiyama Kokeshi with the signature on the back of the doll. Takani Yohachi was originally a fine artist/painter. He was a kimono Yuzen artist. Later he started producing kokeshi incorporating his Yuzen skills. This makes him a 'one of a kind' kokeshi artisan. His kokeshi are really sought after by collectors all over the world.
This kokeshi is wearing a beautiful kimono decorated with flowers. The doll is made out of a single piece of wood.
Height: 11,5 cm Diameter foot: 2,5 cm Weight: 31 g. Style: Kijiyama - Traditional Signed by the artisan: Yes
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