Vintage Kokeshi Doll by Hideo Ishihara – Otome (18.5cm/7.3 inches)


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This vintage creative kokeshi was made & signed by award winner master Hideo Ishihara (1929-1999). Her title is おとめ (Otome) which means “Young Girl”. Her hair and body are decorated by a gentle red flower drawing and her she gives a shy and a cute feeling.

Master Hideo Ishihara (1929-1999) started as a traditional Naruko kokeshi artist. Feeling limited under the traditional design he switched to creative kokeshi and became one of the most influential and prominent artists of his time. He has won over 60 awards including the prestigious prime minister award.

In great condition with minor signs of age and use.

Height: 18cm / 7.1 inches


Hideo Ishihara

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