This beautiful vintage creative kokeshi is wearing a yellow kimono with delicate flower and bird decorations.
Made and signed by the multiple award winning, master Sato Suigai. He was born in 1920 in Gunma Prefecture which is home to many other famous creative kokeshi masters. He only began creative kokeshi at age 29 (1949). Suigai is actually not his real name, it’s a pseudonym taken from his teacher Mr. Suiun Komuro who taught him Japanese painting.
In great condition with few minor marks of use and age. There’s a writing on the back in Japanese.
Height: 19cm / 7.4 inches