This lovely vintage creative kokeshi is titled “Otome Camellia”. Her a beautiful wood grain is painted with delicate camellia flowers that compliment her curves. She was made and signed by Master Miyajima Muhitsu.
Master Miyajma Muhitsu was born in 1929 in Yamagata prefecture. Surrounded by local traditional kokeshi artists he first trained and made traditional kokeshi though in 1950 started making he made the shift to creative kokeshi. A multiple award winner, Miyajima-san won the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award in 1973.
In near-mint condition. Comes with the original box, pamphlet and wooden sign.
Height: 24.5cm / 9.6 inches