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Onsen kokeshi doll-温泉こけし | Yoshio OGASAWARA-Togatta style 小笠原義雄 (遠刈田系)

Onsen kokeshi doll-温泉こけし | Yoshio OGASAWARA-Togatta style 小笠原義雄 (遠刈田系)

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Do you like hot springs?
This is a Onsen-hot spring ejiko kokeshi, which was made by Yoshio Ogasawara who is a Togatta style kokeshi craftsman in Tohoku, Japan.

Almost all kokeshi’s home towns are famous hot spring area in Japan. So kokeshi dolls must like Onsen-hot springs.

The dot patterned towel on this kokeshi’s head is called Mame Shibori. Mame means beans in Japanese.
The red mark on the body is the Onsen sign in Japan.


Craftsman: Yoshio Ogasawara 小笠原義雄
“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 : 7cm / 2.75inch
  • diameter : head big 2.5cm / 0.98inch | mini 1.5cm / 0.59inch, body 7cm / 2.25inch
  • weight : 112.5g
  • 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.


温泉、お好きですか?

遠刈田こけし工人小笠原義雄さんから届いた、温泉えじこです。
こけし達のふるさとは、いい温泉地でもあるので、きっとみんな温泉が大好き!

制作:小笠原義雄(仙台市)

  • 高さ:約7cm
  • 直径:頭大約2.5cm、頭ミニ約1.5cm、胴約6.5cm
  • 重さ:112.5g


※こけしの顔や模様は水性染料で描かれているため、たいへん水に弱いです。色落ちを避けるためにも、お掃除の際は乾いた布で拭いてあげてください。
※こけし本体は木でできています。急な乾燥や直射日光、エアコンなどの暖房器具の近くを避けてお楽しみください。また、あまり湿気の多い場所ですとカビが生えることがありますのでご注意ください。
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作者略歴:小笠原義雄(仙台市)
1952年より遠刈田緑川木工所で5年間、木地修行を行う
1960年より職人として遠刈田、白石、仙台にて活動
1965年に独立後、朝倉英次の指導を受けて伝統こけしの描彩を始める
師匠は朝倉英次

 

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