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Vintage Dento kokeshi, by Yoshizo IWAMOTO(1912-1973), Tsuchiyu style | 伝統こけし 岩本芳蔵(土湯系)

Vintage Dento kokeshi, by Yoshizo IWAMOTO(1912-1973), Tsuchiyu style | 伝統こけし 岩本芳蔵(土湯系)

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This is a vintage Dento kokeshi doll, by Yoshizo IWAMOTO(1912-1973) who was a Tsuchiyu style kokeshi craftsman in Tohoku, Japan.

This wide-eyed kokeshi doll is called ‘Tako bouzu’.

Due to age, this kokeshi has dents.


craftsman : Yoshizo IWAMOTO 岩本芳蔵

style : Tsuchiyu 土湯系

He was born as the second son of Zenkichi IWAMOTO(1877-1934) who created this unique Takobozu kokeshi style.
Yoshizo started learning woodwork when he was 14 years old. It all started when he was scolded while working with his father, he ran away from his house and worked as a woodworker in Tokyo and elsewhere. He returned to his home in 1932, and started making kokeshi dolls from 1933. 

Approx. dimensions

  • height : 22cm / 8.66inch
  • diameter : head 6cm / 2.36inch, base 3cm / 1.18inch
  • weight : 174.5g

Please consider the following :
- Our Kokeshis are painted with water colors, so they can be easily damaged by water. Please use a dry cloth to clean it.
- Our kokeshi are made of wood, so please avoid exposure to direct sunlight or heat. Humidity may damage the kokeshi. Please avoid excess moisture. (especially direct air from the air conditioner damages to the kokeshi dolls.)

We strive to take photographs that are as accurate as possible to the actual product. However, please note that the color of the product photos may differ from the actual color depending on the environment in which you view them, such as on a computer or smartphone. Thank you for your understanding.

 [About shipment ]

I send your parcel by DHL to the world. The estimated time will be 5-10 days. The shipment fee will be calculated by the number of products you buy. Please double check your registered sending address on Shopify before completing your order. Every shipment has the tracking number. We will send you the number after shipping your parcel.

[ Custom Tariff ]

Every customer is responsible for any customs and taxes when you import items from Japan. Especially, the customers from EU, UK and some other countries, sorry this shop doesn’t accept IOSS in those countries. The delivery staff will ask you to pay the tax when they deliver.

We are not responsible for delays due to customs.


土湯系 岩本芳蔵工人の古物こけしです。古物のため若干凹みや色あせがあります。


  • 高さ : 約22cm
  • 直径 : 頭約 6cm、底約 3cm
  • 重さ : 174.5g





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