This is a powerful Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by the famous Hideo Ishihara. His dolls often have a minimalistic design and are rare finds. This kokeshi is titled ‘Omiyamairi’ meaning ‘first shrine visit’. According to Shinto tradition one month old babies get ‘baptised’ at the shrine in Japan. They express gratitude to the deities for the birth of a baby and have a shrine priest pray for health and happiness.
Height: 24,5 cm Diameter foot: 3,8 cm Weight: 389 g Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
Please look at the pictures carefully to assess the condition of the item. This kokeshi has some old dry non-sticky glue on the bottom of the doll