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Photo of Naruko-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 National Museum on July 25, 2009 in conjunction with the Kokeshi: From Folk Art to Art Toy exhibition on display from July 11 through October 4, 2009.

Accompanying text from the original PowerPoint slide:

Naruko kokeshi are distinguished by their sharp shoulders and a head that, when turned, makes a squeaking sound. This is the only doll that does so.

Some of the newer ones have rounded shoulders like the one on the left of the screen.

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COPYRIGHT 2005 - ITSKE STERN

ylkawashima — Last modified Nov 29 2011 4:29 p.m.


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