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Komori-baby sitting kokeshi doll-子守りこけし | Yoshio OGASAWARA-Togatta style 小笠原義雄 (遠刈田系)

Komori-baby sitting kokeshi doll-子守りこけし | Yoshio OGASAWARA-Togatta style 小笠原義雄 (遠刈田系)

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This is a Komori -babysitting kokeshi doll, which was made by Yoshio OGASAWARA who is a Togatta style kokeshi craftsman in Tohoku, Japan.

The scene of a mother giving a warm look to her baby creates a soft and peaceful image.

Previously, mother and sisters piggybacked baby commonly in Japan. Children admired their elders, so they copied their elders by piggyback their dolls.

Craftsman: Yoshio Ogasawara 小笠原義雄

Style: Togatta 遠刈田
“He was born in Togatta (miyagi prefecture) on January 22, 1936. In 1952, he started making wood turned products, continuing for about five years. At age 20, he began working as a craftsman in Sendai. (the central city of Miyagi) In 1965, Mr. Ogasawara apprenticed with kokeshi artisan, Eiji Asakura, and learned how to paint kokeshi, eventually making his own dolls and becoming the award winning artisan that he is today”. -from his Ogasawara kokeshi shop’s flyer.-

Approx. dimensions

  • height : 12cm / 4.72inch
  • diameter : head 3.6cm / 1.41inch, baby's head 1.3cm / 0.51inch, base 4cm / 1.57inch
  • weight : 76.5g
  • finished with wax 

Please consider the following :
- This Kokeshi 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.
- It’s high humidity season in Japan now. Kokeshi can be damaged with sudden change of humidity. Please avoid the direct air from the air conditioner.

 [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12cm
  • 直径:こけし頭約3.6cm、赤ちゃん頭約1.3cm、底約4cm
  • 重さ:76.5g




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