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Vintage kokeshi doll, by SATO, Makoto(1901-1970), Nanbu Umekichi style | こけし古物 佐藤誠(南部系)

Vintage kokeshi doll, by SATO, Makoto(1901-1970), Nanbu Umekichi style | こけし古物 佐藤誠(南部系)

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This is a vintage kokeshi doll, by SATO, Makoto(1901-1970) who was a Yajiro style kokeshi craftsman in Fukushima prefecture.

This kokeshi’s head can turn as a characteristic of Nanbu style kokeshi doll.

The small items are not included in the product.

craftsman : SATO, Makoto 佐藤誠
style: Yajiro
He was born in a farming family in Fukushima prefecture. When he was 9 years old, he started working as a baby sitter at Kasaburo OGURA (1884-1956) who was a Yajiro style kokeshi craftsman. Makoto became an apprentice and started learning woodwork when he was 12 years old.
During the wars, between 1921-1945, he was in the army while also running his woodworking businesses. Finally, he moved to Iwate prefecture from Miyagi.
He continued making kokeshi dolls even though he was subject to many trials and tribulations.

Approx. dimensions
 - height : 15.5cm / 6.10inch
 - diameter :
    head 4.5 cm / 1.77inch
    base 3cm / 1.18inch 
 - weight : 75.5g

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.



  • 高さ : 約15.5cm
  • 直径 : 頭約 4.5cm、底約 3cm
  • 重さ : 75.5g




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