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We just came across this gorgeous video showing the craftsman Yasuo Okazaki turn and paint a Kokeshi doll.
His art has been passed down from his father to make these handmade wooden dolls originating in Northern Japan. The dolls were originally created for tourists visiting the hot springs and are made up of a body, head, and thin lines of paint, usually in red and black. The dolls are traditionally made very simply; no limbs and are painted in minimal colours. Handcrafting at its best. 😍
You can also shop our fabric Kokeshi dolls here.