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ABO, Masafumi 阿保正文工人 | Apple kokeshi- りんごこけし | Tsugaru style 津軽系

ABO, Masafumi 阿保正文工人 | Apple kokeshi- りんごこけし | Tsugaru style 津軽系

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Do you think this kokeshi is just wearing an apple hat, or that she appeared from an apple?

This cute ringo-apple kokeshi was made by Masafumi ABO who is a Tsugaru kokeshi craftsman in Aomori prefecture of Tohoku, Japan.

Aomori prefecture is the No.1 apple producing area in Japan. 
Masafumi combined the Tsugaru style kokeshi and this local speciality(apple) in his hometown. This kokeshi doll clearly represent his prefecture.
The ivy pattern on the upper body is a characteristic of Tsugaru kokeshi.

Profile: ABO, Masafumi 阿保正文
Style: Tugaru 津軽系
He was born in 1983. He started learning wood work from 2005 under the guidance of his father ABO, Muchihide. Since 2008, he is making kokeshi dolls. 

Approx. dimensions

  • height : 12.5cm / 4.92inch
  • diameter : head 3.8cm / 1.49inch, body 3.6cm / 1.41inch
  • weight : 72.5g
  • finished with lacquer

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.)

 [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 BASE 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.





  • 高さ : 約12.5cm
  • 直径 : 頭約 3.8cm、胴約 3.6cm
  • 重さ : 72.5g


1983年 青森県黒石市出身



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