This kokeshi is beautifully decorated with white plum blossoms. She is titled 'Umezono'. The Japanese plum (ume) is a popular flower in Japan and plays an important role in their culture. It is one of the first blossoms to appear each year and they prelude the start of spring. This event is celebrated with the plum festival 'Ume Matsuri'.
Takahashi Hajime was originally a fine artist/painter. He is known for his colorful flower designs and the typical kokeshi faces that are made out of thin brush strokes.
Height: 44,5 cm Diameter foot: 8 cm Weight: 1428 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
Please look at the pictures carefully to assess the condition of the item. The kokeshi ha some paint fragments missing.