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Tanabata at JANM 2009

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Kokeshi Heads

In light of the Japanese American National Museum's current Kokeshi Doll exhibit we decided to make two kokeshi doll tanabata kazari. The coordinator of the JANM Tanabata Project, Yoko, made paper-mache globes about 20" in diameter for the heads! One of the museum's staff, Emi, designed the faces for these two. Aren't they cute?

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Kokeshi Heads for Tanabata Decorations
uploaded by ylkawashima
In the summer of 2009, the Discover Nikkei team worked with other Japanese American National Museum staff, interns, and volunteers to make seven large fukinagashi decorations for the 1st Annual … More »


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