Originally made in Japan hundreds of years ago, Japanese Kokeshi Dolls have stood the test of time and still remain a popular Japanese gift today. Our Kokeshi are made using the same traditional carving methods from Cherry and Mizuki trees and painted by hand. This ensures that, unlike cheap imitations made from resin, all of our Kokeshi Dolls are completely authentic (as well as really cute)!
A Kokeshi Doll is traditionally carved without arms or legs, instead of having a simple trunk with an enlarged head to imitate the human shape. It is thought that they originated in the early 19th century in Northern Japan. The locals used their carving and woodwork skills to create souvenirs and presents for people visiting the local hot springs. The Kokeshi Doll and its variations were one of the most popular and have become a part of Japanese culture ever since. The beautiful hand-painted designs give these Japanese Kokeshi Dolls their charm, bringing them to life as the ideal Japanese gift!
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