This is a spectacular kokeshi by Kato Tatsuo. The deep carved lines on her head beautifully define the hair. Her kimono is decorated with the traditional Japanese Asanoha or hemp leaf pattern.
Tatsuo's work is always outstanding. This is as good as it gets! This is museum quality! This kokeshi is dated 1980.
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: 47 cm!! Diameter foot: 15,5 cm Weight: 6,8 kg. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
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