This surprisingly big and heavy smiling kokeshi doll is titled Flower Angel” (花天子). She was made by Aoki Ryoka who was born in 1931 in Shikishima village, Gunma prefecture.
Aoki Ryoka was born in 1931 in Shikishima village, Gunma prefecture. She has won multiple awards for her beautiful kokeshi dolls including the prestigious prime minister award. She also received the Japanese Yellow Ribbon Medal of Honor for her diligence, perseverance and achieving excellence in her craft. She is still active today at the age of 91(!).
In good condition with visible marks of age and use. Please inspect all images.
Height: 32cm (12.6 inches).
Weight: 2.2kg (4.85 lbs)