Oh, and one more thing. A couple months ago I noticed a small, tiny (the size a small grape) beautiful kokeshi resting on Naoko's dresser. It too is by Mrs. Honma, but as you'll see in the picture below it is just a head which goes along with my theory that it's the face that makes the kokeshi. While this isn't a Christmas kokeshi, I thought it would be nice to share it while talking about Mrs. Honma's other piece above.
So, a kokeshi adventure? Sure.