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Beautiful Kokeshi Dolls: A Uniquely Japanese Folk Art

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Yajiro Dolls

Yajiro dolls are easily recognizable by their signature waistline and colors. This doll has a dominant yellow base for its body with purple, black, blue and red designs. The various patterns range from stripes to flowers. Some of these dolls also have a topknot hairdo.

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Yajiro 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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