Vintage kokeshi doll by award winning master Kano Chiyomatsu (1935-). Her title is 花園 (Hanazono) which means “Flower Garden”. Her kimono depicts a beautiful flower scenery and her hair is decorated with a red hairpin.
He began making kokeshi dolls in 1953, one of the most decorated and prized masters in Japan. He already passed away though the exact year is unknown. He has won the prestigious prime minister award twice and many other awards for his beautiful kokeshi dolls.
In great condition with minor signs of age and use. Comes with the original box and wooden sign.
Height: 23.5cm / 9.2 inches