Kokeshi are a Japanese folk craft and one of several kinds of dolls known to this culture. Their characteristic is that they are made of wood on a lathe. This particular set showcases types of "creative" kokeshi, which have developed after WW2, as opposed to the 11 types of "traditional" kokeshi. The 45 dolls of the full set illustrate 45 traditional kimono designs. For the full description see http://cedarseed.blogspot.com/2010/11/creative-kokeshi-kimono-designs.ht...
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