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HIRAGA, Teruyuki 平賀輝幸 | Koinobori and kashiwa mochi kokeshi - 柏餅こいのぼりこけし | Sakunami style 作並系

HIRAGA, Teruyuki 平賀輝幸 | Koinobori and kashiwa mochi kokeshi - 柏餅こいのぼりこけし | Sakunami style 作並系

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This is a koinobori kokeshi doll, which was combined with kashiwa mochi, by Teruyuki HIRAGA who is a Sakunami style kokeshi craftsman in Tohoku, Japan.

 Koinobori is a kind of decoration for Kodomo-no-Hi, which is a day to celebrate and pray for the health and growth of boys. (We have another cerebration day for girls in March.)

The meaning of Koinobori decoration came from an old tradition that ‘when a Koi (carp) climbs up a waterfall, it will become a dragon’.

 Kashiwa mochi is a Japanese sweet, also a fortunate item for Kodomo-no-Hi in Japan. It is filled with sweet red beans or miso-anko and wrapped with an oak leaf.

It is said that the oak leaves won’t fall until the new leaves sprout. It was connected with continuing the family line.

This cute kokeshi can be a fortunate doll for yourself as well. (‘Kodomo’ means ‘child or children’, ‘no’ is ‘for’ and ‘hi’ is ‘day’ in Japanese.)

Craftsman : Teruyuki HIRAGA 平賀輝幸
Style: Sakunami
He was born in1972. He started learning to make kokeshi from 1987 under the guidance of his grandfather Kenjiro Hiraga and his father Kenichi Hiraga. Teruyuki is the fourth member of the Hiraga family whose work belongs the HIRAGAKOKESHI- TEN.

Approx. dimensions

  • height : 11cm / 4.33inch
  • diameter : head 4cm / 1.57inch, base 4cm / 1.57inch
  • weight : 81.5g
  • 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 : 11cm
  • 直径 : 頭約 4cm、底約 4cm
  • 重さ : 81.5g
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1972年 旧宮城町(現仙台市)出身
2014年 第56回全日本こけしコンクール 内閣総理大臣賞受賞



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