This unique vintage kokeshi doll made and signed by master Yamanaka Sanpei (1926-2012) with beautifully & meticulously carved hair. Her red kimono is decorated with carved chrysanthemums.
Yamanaka Sanpei has won over 20 awards for his kokeshi dolls including the prestigious “Prime Minister Award” in 1979. Sanpei’s inspiration for kokeshi doll designs often come from children.
In very good condition with signs of age and use.
Height: 20.5cm / 8 inches
Weight: 2.2kg / 4.85 lbs