This is a rare kokeshi by Yuji Watanabe. The face is so recognizable and his work is always outstanding. Her long black hair is wonderfully interacting with the wood grain. The doll has a very powerful appearance and is decorated with flowers and Japanese patterns. This doll is museum quality. She is a perfect eye-catcher and comes with her original box!
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: 10 cm Diameter foot: 9,6 cm Weight: 629 g Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
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