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Photo of Tsuchiyu-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:

Tsuchiyu dolls are easily identified by their long, tubular, round shouldered shape and especially by the striped pattern on their body. The heads have a “bull’s eye” circular pattern. This will be explained later. The largest doll in the photo is the only one with two camellias on it , since usually there is only one. The dollmaker said that this was the only one he made with two on it. How lucky I was to have found such a rare doll!

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COPYRIGHT 2005 - ITSKE STERN

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


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