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Hina kokeshi doll- 雛こけし | Tadao MATSUDA- Naruko style 松田忠雄工人(鳴子系)

Hina kokeshi doll- 雛こけし | Tadao MATSUDA- Naruko style 松田忠雄工人(鳴子系)

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This is a couple of Hina kokeshi doll, by Tadao MATSUDA 松田忠雄 who is a Naruko style kokeshi craftsman in Tohoku, Japan.

Hina dolls are put out on the every 3rd of March for the Hinamatsuri, which is a day to pray for the healthy growth of girls.
In the lunar calendar, around the 3rd of March is the time that the peach flower begins to bloom. From ancient times, peaches were said to be a fortunate food in Japan. The fruits protect you from bad luck. So, March 3rd and the timing of the good luck peach were put together as one. Thus Hinamatsuri is also called MOMONO SEKKU in Japan. (Momo is peach and Sekku is period in Japanese.)

Craftsman: Tadao MATSUDA(1956-) 松田忠雄
Style: Naruko 鳴子
He was born as the first son of Mitsuo MATSUDA(1929-2010) who was a Naruko style kokeshi craftsman. He enjoyed woodworking under the guidance of his father when he was junior high school. He started learning woodwork as his job and making kokeshi dolls from 1976. His kokeshi masters were Mitsuo Matsuda (his father) and Hatsumi Matsuda (1901-1989 his grandfather). Tadao is a kokeshi master of his son Tomohiro MATSUDA.

Approx. dimensions
- height : 11cm / 4.33inch
- diameter :
head 2.5cm / 0.98inch
body 5cm / 1.96inch
- weight : total 87g

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.


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