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Vintage Naruko kokeshi doll, by SATO, Yoshihiro (1936-2015), Naruko style | こけし古物 佐藤賀宏(鳴子系)

Vintage Naruko kokeshi doll, by SATO, Yoshihiro (1936-2015), Naruko style | こけし古物 佐藤賀宏(鳴子系)

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This is a vintage Naruko style kokeshi doll, by Yoshihiro SATO (1936-2015) who was a Naruko style kokeshi craftsman.

According to the note by the previous owner on the bottom, this kokeshi was made around 2002, which is the 14th year of the Heisei era in Japan.

The bold eyebrows and eyes give a sharp image to this kokeshi doll.

Due to age, this kokeshi has discolouration and spots.

The small items are not included in the product.


craftsman : SATO, Yoshihiro 佐藤賀宏

style : Naruko 鳴子系

He started learning woodwork under the guidance of Saikichi OKAZAKI (1900-1982), when he was 17 years old. He became independent in 1964 and started making kokeshi dolls.

His wife Suduko was also a kokeshi craftsperson. (She stopped making kokeshi dolls after Yoshihiro died.)

Approx. dimensions

  • height : 22cm / 8.66inch
  • diameter : head 6cm / 2.36inch, base 6cm / 2.36inch
  • weight :  270.0g

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 ]

We 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.


鳴子系 佐藤賀宏工人のこけしです。こけし底のメモより、平成14年頃に作られました。



  • 高さ : 約22cm
  • 直径 : 頭約 6cm、底約 6cm
  • 重さ :  270g





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