Usaburo | Sachi Kokeshi Doll
Sachi - 'Fortune'. Handcrafted by Japanese kokeshi artisans in beautiful natural tones. This simple yet elegant piece will look great as a decorative piece within your home.
- Head and face made from Mizuki (Giant dogwood) and body made from chestnut
- H 21cm x W 9cm x Ø 9cm
- Made in Japan
Usaburo Okamoto, the founder of Usaburo Kokeshi, was born in Shinto in 1917 and started to make kokeshi in 1950. He invented new styles by introducing techniques that use special machines as well as a manufacturing method using a wheel, and combined painting with a brush with carving and poker drawing methods.
At present, the studio has six woodworkers responsible for design, all of whom studied under Usaburo, the founder, and who are enthusiastic about handing down the techniques of kokeshi artisans to the next generation.