Item # 155545.
By Manami Okazaki. An inside look at kokeshi dolls: from the skilled woodworkers behind their design to their important cultural significance.
Kokeshi are the simple and charming traditional Japanese dolls characterized by their cylindrical shape and lack of arms and legs. Historically made as children's toys in Japan's northern region of Tohoku, they have now become a popular collector's item and have even inspired famous architects and artists.
In this visual guide, readers will find:
Filled with artist interviews, gorgeous photos and first-hand travel experience, author Manami Okazaki has created a book to be enjoyed by all—from serious collectors to woodcrafters, interior designers, architects, armchair travelers and anyone with an interest in Japanese culture and travel. Hardbound: 168 pp.