These Vintage creative brush kokeshi dolls were made by award winning master Shido Shozan (1932-1995) as a tribute to a village-town named Arima which is famous for the craftsmen there who make some of the highest quality brushes in Japan. The calligraphy on the left doll says “Arima” while the right one says “village of brushes”.
Master Shido Shozan was born in Oita prefecture in 1932. He’s known for his delicate and subtle designs which emphasize the wood tone and grain. His dolls often have a simple facial features and his dolls are very popular and sought after among collectors. He has won many awards as well as the most prestigious prime minister award.
In great condition with marks of age and use.
Height: 35cm/13.7 inches