Sato Suigai Vintage Creative Kokeshi Doll – Nantan (19cm/7.4 inches)


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This chubby cutie by Sato Suigai is titled 南端 (Nantan) which means Nandina plant, also known as Heavenly Bamboo (even though it’s not related to bamboo). It is known for its attractive foliage, which can range in color from red to green.

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 near-mint condition condition. Comes with the original box and wooden sign.

Height: 19cm / 7.4 inches


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