This is a spectacular kokeshi by Kato Tatsuo. She is dated 1977. She has a yellow kimono decorated with a floral design. Her colors are bright and well-balanced. The hair is made with great eye for detail. As a matter of fact, Tatsuo's work is always outstanding. This is museum quality and a large version!
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: 67 cm!!! Diameter foot: 16 cm Weight: 6,8 kg. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
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