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Beautiful Kokeshi Dolls: A Uniquely Japanese Folk Art

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Hijiori Dolls

These very distinctive dolls have a very heavy hairline and “sanpaku” eyes (three line eyes). Made only by a handful of dollmakers they tend to be more expensive than most kokeshi dolls because there are so few makers of this style.

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Hijiori Dolls
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Photo of dolls from the collection of Itske and Anthony Stern. This photo was presented during a public program, Kokeshi: Not Just a Toy!, at the Japanese American National Museum ... More »


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