Togatta kokeshi with mokume "woodgrain" pattern
A beautiful kokeshi doll with a striking pattern! This motif is called “mokume”, and is only found in the Togatta style, one of the 11 traditional strains. The radial pattern on the head is also typical of the style. Handmade by Hayasaka Masahiro, a kokeshi maker from Miyagi prefecture. - Handcra