Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A New Yajiro Kokeshi 新しい弥次郎こけし

Getting back to the group of kokeshis Naoko picked up while in Japan this summer, today I am looking at a beautiful Yajiro kokeshi 弥次郎こけし by Ms. Niiyama Mayumi 新山真由美さん of Shiroishi City in southern Miyagi Prefecture. In many respects this is a perfect kokeshi, from the use of colors to the balance of the face, the striping, and so forth while the squarish head balances with the body perfectly. It's somewhat small -- about the size of a Star Wars action figure -- and is just so pleasant. Enjoy the photos!

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