Kakinuma Ningyo Various Colors Wish Upon a Star Edo Kimekomi Doll Lucky Cats
A lovely cat doll with a high technique of craftsmanship made by Kakinuma Ningyo. The clear eyes and hands clasped in front of the chest look as if the cat wishes upon a star in the night sky.
With a rounded form, it is made even more adorable and charming by incorporating chirimen fabric which is also used for kimonos. It is characterized by small wrinkles called shibo.
Edo Kimekomi dolls, which are said to have originated in Kyoto in the 18th century, have a unique Japanese technique of carving grooves into the prototype of the body and tacking the end of fabrics into the grooves as they are dressed in costumes. It is beautifully finished at every border of every part. The ability to arrange the fabric so precisely is the work of a skilled craftsman.
Cats made with the kimekomi technique have a very sturdy body base. They do not roll or fall over when touched. They are highly stable and stands firmly on its own.
Today, they are still made by hand in the traditional way, and are designated as a traditional craft by the national government.
Kakinuma Ningyo is the manufacturer handling Edo Kimekomi Dolls founded in 1950. While pursuing a variety of original techniques, the studio has been eager to create innovative dolls that match the sense of beauty of the times.
You can also enjoy coordinating it with various interior items in your home. It is also eye-catching and cute to display several different types of lucky cats.
- Dimension: W7cm(2.8in) x 9cm(3.5in) × H15.5cm(6.1in)
- Material: Urethane resin, fabric - Edo Kimekomi Doll
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Kakinuma Ningyo
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ABOUT KAKINUMA DOLL
Kakinuma Doll was established in 1950 as a workshop specializing in Edo Kimekomi dolls. While pursuing a variety of original techniques, the studio has been eager to create innovative dolls that match the sense of beauty of the times. The appeal of Edo Kimekomi Dolls created by Kakinuma Ningyo is its carefully selected materials, creative use of shapes and colors, and its constant exploration of new doll styles that are not overly traditional.View more Kakinuma Dolls
About eDO KIMEKOMI DOLLS
Edo Kimekomi Dolls are small wooden dolls made of paulownia wood and dressed in traditional Japanese silk textiles. Originating in Kyoto, Kimekomi Dolls were introduced to Edo (present-day Tokyo) and developed in their own unique style. These extremely finely crafted figures are beloved as souvenirs rooted in Japanese traditions.The traditional costumes of Kimekomi Dolls are reproductions of imperial court dress from the 8th to 12th centuries Japan and have attracted doll collectors from around the world.