This is a spectacular kokeshi by Kato Tatsuo. She is beautifully shaped and has very elegant hair. The abstractness of the waves that decorated her kimono gives it a very modern look.
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: 33 cm Diameter foot: 15 cm Weight: 3018 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 a scar in her face ans some light wear on her body. This is reflected in her price.