This is a spectacular kokeshi by Kato Tatsuo. She is beautifully shaped and she has the typical nose, lips and face Tatsuo gives to his dolls. Her kimono is decorated abundantly with traditional Japanese patterns. The deep red color works nicely together with the black slick hair of the doll. Tatsuo's work is always outstanding. 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: 28 cm Diameter foot: 12,2 cm Weight: 2208 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
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