Skip to product information
1 of 9

Shin Crafts

Vintage Dento kokeshi, by Youichi ARAKAWA(1938-), Tsuchiyu style | 伝統こけし 荒川洋一(土湯系)

Vintage Dento kokeshi, by Youichi ARAKAWA(1938-), Tsuchiyu style | 伝統こけし 荒川洋一(土湯系)

Regular price ¥3,200 JPY
Regular price Sale price ¥3,200 JPY
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

This is a vintage Dento kokeshi doll, by Youichi ARAKAWA(1938-) who is a Tsuchiyu style kokeshi craftsman in Tohoku, Japan.

This unique expression with big eyes is lovingly nicknamed ‘Tako bouzu たこ坊主’.

Due to age, this kokeshi has discolouration.

Profile

craftsman : Youichi ARAKAWA 荒川洋一

style : Tsuchiyu 土湯系

He was born in a farming family. He started learning woodwork from 1960. He became an apprentice of Yoshizo IWAMOTO(1912-1973) who was a Tsuchiyu style kokeshi craftsman. Youichi started making kokeshi from 1971.

Approx. dimensions

  • height : 16cm / 6.29inch
  • diameter : head 3.9cm / 1.53inch, base 3cm / 1.18inch
  • weight : 83.5g

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.)

We strive to take photographs that are as accurate as possible to the actual product. However, please note that the color of the product photos may differ from the actual color depending on the environment in which you view them, such as on a computer or smartphone. Thank you for your understanding.

 [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.

 

土湯系 荒川洋一工人の古物こけしです。目の周りが赤く描かれた、たこ坊主こけしです。

古物のため色あせがあります。写真をご覧ください。

サイズ:

  • 高さ : 約16cm
  • 直径 : 頭約 3.9cm、底約 3cm
  • 重さ : 83.5g

略歴

1924年福島県に生まれる
1960年より木地修行を始める

岩本芳蔵の弟子となり、1971年よりこけしの製作を行う

※パソコンやスマートフォンなど、ご覧になられる環境により商品写真の色と実際の色が異なる場合があります。どうぞご了承ください。
※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、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。
※梱包には若干、再利用品を使用させていただきますことをどうぞご了承ください。

日本国内は、佐川急便にて発送致します。日時指定をご希望の際は、メモをご記入ください。(佐川急便の指定不可地域の場合はご指定いただけません)

View full details