The Little Kokeshi Doll from Fukushima

Item # 150399.

Written and illustrated by Sunny Seki.

This beautiful story shares the possible origin of the kokeshi doll, one of the oldest forms of Japanese folklore. It features Kana-chan, a brave, clever girl who works at a hot springs in Fukushima. One day the village is struck by a huge earthquake, and because of the heroism of Kana-chan, the kokeshi doll is born. This is a beautiful story of the harmony of people, nature, traditional craftsmanship, and survival. Written in English and Japanese. Hardbound: 32 pp.

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