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Beautiful Kokeshi Dolls: A Uniquely Japanese Folk Art

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Nambu-Hanamaki Dolls

These dolls are characteristic of the Nambu area, lacking any design or painted color. The largest one here has two rings around the base and the doll and rings were made all from one piece of wood. The head is often loose.

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Nambu-Hanamaki Dolls
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Photo of Nambu-Hanamaki-style kokeshi 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 ... More »


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