Probably one of Shido's lesser known kokeshi as it still draws heavily on the traditional work that started his career. These kokeshi are rare finds. The colors of the bands give this kokeshi a warm feeling.
Height: 52 cm Diameter foot: 8,7 cm Weight: 2542 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
Shido Shozan was born in Oita prefecture in 1932. Originally, he was a traditional Yamagata artisan and attended the Chuo University in Tokyo. He later moved to Yonezawa which greatly influenced some of his designs to depict Yonezawa motifs. His later work also often uses the natural wood grain to bring out delicate and beautiful designs. Shido won numerous awards including the prestigious Prime Minister Award. His kokeshi are arguably amongst the most popular, and sought by collectors all over the world making them highly expensive. Shido-San passed away in 1995.
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