This is a spectacular kokeshi by Kato Tatsuo. She is beautifully shaped and has the typical lips Tatsuo gives to his dolls. The yellow kimono and its details are amazing. The idea of having a kind of transition on the bottom of the kokeshi towards the original bare wood is very clever. 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 as good as it gets! This is museum quality!
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: 44 cm!!! Diameter foot: 13,8 cm Weight: 2888 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
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