creative kokeshi

A lovely creative kokeshi made by Yuji Watanabe. This kokeshi is called “Harukaze” (Spring Breeze) and is designed to look like a little girl in a red kimono decorated with gold leaf butterflies, plum blossoms, and shibori dots. Her obi is black with a red hemp leaf pattern. While she is beautifully detailed, she is made from only a single piece of wood; simple bodies are a key feature of all kokeshi.