This wonderful exclusive kokeshi is titled “Michikusa” (道くさ) which relates to the expression “道草を食う” that means “to loiter on the way”. It’s easy to imagine that she was on her way somewhere and stopped to smell or look at the flowers that grew on the sides of the path.
Kano Chiyomatsu began making kokeshi dolls in 1953, one of the most decorated and prized masters in Japan. He already passed away though the exact year is unknown. He has won the prestigious prime minister award twice and many other awards for his beautiful kokeshi dolls.
In great condition.
Height: 25cm/9.8 inches