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Beautiful Kokeshi Dolls: A Uniquely Japanese Folk Art


Zao - Bikkuri Me Dolls (Surprised Eyes)

These are from the Zao- Shiroishi onsen (hot springs) and have the characteristic surprised eyes. Very cute.

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Zao - Bikkuri Me Dolls (Surprised Eyes)
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Photo of Zao-Bikkuri Me-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 … More »

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