Kokeshi

Kokeshi are traditional Japanese dolls. They originate from MIyagi prefecture and are very common here. In our house we have over ten. They are very simple dolls that have a long body and a big head. They are said to have ties to an old religion in the area. They are painted in many different designs which are specific to the area that they were made. You can see the two that I took pictures of are quite different.

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