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Vintage Dento kokeshi, by Denkichi HAYASAKA (1926 -1999), Sakunami style | 伝統こけし 早坂伝吉(作並系)

Vintage Dento kokeshi, by Denkichi HAYASAKA (1926 -1999), Sakunami style | 伝統こけし 早坂伝吉(作並系)

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This is a vintage kokeshi doll, by Denkichi HAYASAKA (1926 -1999) who was a Sakunami style kokeshi craftsman in Tohoku, Japan.

The chrysanthemum flowers, which look like crabs is called ‘kani kiku moyou’. (kani means ‘crab’ and kiku is ‘chrysanthemum’ and moyou is ‘pattern’ in Japanese.) The standing flowers on the coloured wood give a sense of stability to this kokeshi doll.


craftsman : Denkichi HAYASAKA 早坂伝吉

style : Sakunami 作並系

He was born in Miyagi, Tohoku. When he was 4 years old until 1941, he had been in Hokkaido with his family. After he returned to Miyagi, he became a farmer. In 1950, he started learning woodwork under the guidance of Teizo HIRAGA (1897-1986) who was a Sakunami style kekeshi craftsman. From 1967, he started making kokeshi dolls. He was physically weak, so he couldn’t make many kokeshi.

Approx. dimensions

  • height : 15.5cm / 6.10inch
  • diameter : head 3.6cm / 1.41inch, base 4.5cm / 1.77inch
  • weight : 124.0g

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.


作並系 早坂伝吉工人の古物こけしです。まっすぐに描かれたカニ菊模様と姿が、とても姿勢良く見えるこけしです。


  • 高さ : 約15.5cm
  • 直径 : 頭約 3.6cm、底約 4.5cm
  • 重さ : 124.0g


1926年 宮城県に生まれる



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