Skip to product information
1 of 9

Shin Crafts

ABO, Masafumi 阿保正文工人 | Dento Koubei style kokeshi 幸兵衛型こけし | Tsugaru style 津軽系

ABO, Masafumi 阿保正文工人 | Dento Koubei style kokeshi 幸兵衛型こけし | Tsugaru style 津軽系

Regular price ¥6,000 JPY
Regular price Sale price ¥6,000 JPY
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

This is a traditional style of Tsugaru kokeshi doll, which is called Koubei style, by ABO, Masafumi who is a Tsugary style kokeshi craftsman.

The ‘Koubei style’ means copying as an homage Koubei SAITOU’s (1890-1943) dolls.

Traditional style kokeshi craftsmen learn from the old kokeshi dolls by copying them. Masafumi said that his Koubei style kokeshi’s expression has sharper eyes than the classic doll. Her strong face represents the changing position of women in modern times.

We can feel the atmosphere of each era from the simple wooden doll.

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 : 24.5cm / 9.64inch
  • diameter : head 4.5cm / 1.77inch, base 5cm / 1.96inch
  • weight : 206.5g
  • 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 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.





  • 高さ : 約24.5cm
  • 直径 : 頭約 4.5cm、底約 5cm
  • 重さ : 206.5g


1983年 青森県黒石市出身



Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
View full details