Kokeshi are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face.
The body has a floral design painted in red, black, and sometimes yellow, and covered with a layer of wax.This Fascinating Video Of A Japanese Craftsman At Work Is Strangely Soothing. If you’re feeling stressed or frustrated, this soothing video will definitely calm your nerves.
One characteristic of kokeshi dolls is their lack of arms or legs.The bottom is typically marked with the signature of the artist.
Kokeshi Dolls are traditionally carved without arms or legs, instead having a simple trunk with an enlarged head to imitate the human shape. The beautiful hand painted designs give these Japanese Kokeshi Dolls their charm, bringing them to life as the ideal Japanese gift!