Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Watanabe Yuji 渡辺雄二 (1951-) | Titled: Hana Shiori 花栞 | 13 cm
Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Watanabe Yuji 渡辺雄二 (1951-) | Titled: Hana Shiori 花栞 | 13 cm
Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Watanabe Yuji 渡辺雄二 (1951-) | Titled: Hana Shiori 花栞 | 13 cm
Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Watanabe Yuji 渡辺雄二 (1951-) | Titled: Hana Shiori 花栞 | 13 cm
Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Watanabe Yuji 渡辺雄二 (1951-) | Titled: Hana Shiori 花栞 | 13 cm
Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Watanabe Yuji 渡辺雄二 (1951-) | Titled: Hana Shiori 花栞 | 13 cm
Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Watanabe Yuji 渡辺雄二 (1951-) | Titled: Hana Shiori 花栞 | 13 cm
Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Watanabe Yuji 渡辺雄二 (1951-) | Titled: Hana Shiori 花栞 | 13 cm
Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Watanabe Yuji 渡辺雄二 (1951-) | Titled: Hana Shiori 花栞 | 13 cm
Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Watanabe Yuji 渡辺雄二 (1951-) | Titled: Hana Shiori 花栞 | 13 cm
Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Watanabe Yuji 渡辺雄二 (1951-) | Titled: Hana Shiori 花栞 | 13 cm
Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Watanabe Yuji 渡辺雄二 (1951-) | Titled: Hana Shiori 花栞 | 13 cm
Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Watanabe Yuji 渡辺雄二 (1951-) | Titled: Hana Shiori 花栞 | 13 cm
Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Watanabe Yuji 渡辺雄二 (1951-) | Titled: Hana Shiori 花栞 | 13 cm

Exclusive Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Watanabe Yuji 渡辺雄二 (1951-) | Titled: Hana Shiori 花栞 | 13 cm

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This is a spectacular kokeshi by Yuji Watanabe. The face is so recognizable and his work is always outstanding. Her black hair is wonderfully carved. The doll has a very powerful appearance. Her kimono is richly decorated with flowers. Her obi is also a nice feature. This doll is museum quality. She is a perfect eye-catcher!

Yuji is part of a well known kokeshi artisan family. He is the son of the famous Masao Watanabe and the father of Kunihiko Watanabe. His kokeshi are arguably amongst the most popular and sought by collectors all over the world making them highly expensive.

 Height: 13 cm
 Diameter foot: 11,3 cm
 Weight: 607 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 dents in her hair.