This is a lovely kokeshi by Kato Tatsuo. Her kimono is decorated with a golden moon with carved leaves and flowers. The colorful layers of the kimono are a nice additional detail to the doll. Tatsuo's work is always outstanding.
Kato Tatsuo started making kokeshi in the 1960s and studied under master Sansaku Sekiguchi. He is very popular and a major award winning artisan.
Height: 21,5 cm Diameter foot: 7,7 cm Weight: 1603 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
Please look at the pictures carefully to assess the condition of the item. This doll misses a small patch of her hair ribbon at the back of the doll