Kokeshi, Masao Watanabe

Kokeshi, Japanese wooden doll, traditionally created for Girl’s Day , it has become a popular item that carvers in different prefectures in Japan have their  own version and style.  It’s also a favorite among visitors and generated collectors locally and abroad.  This particular one is from a well known carver artist Masao Watanabe with his distinctive style of rounded head and body.  Excellent condition, signed, mid-century.

D : 4 1/2", H : 11".