Yatsuyanagi Sakura Akita Cherry Bark Work Kokeshi
This Yatsuyanagi Kokeshi doll is made of cherry bark work from Akita Prefecture and decorated with cherry motifs. The glossy brown cherry bark has a moist texture that fits comfortably in the hand.
Kokeshi is a simple wooden Japanese doll which is consisted of a cylindrical body and a round head inserted into the body. It is crafted for more than 150 years as a toy for children, and is originally from the Tohoku(northeastern) region of Japan.
This small but authentic product is a combination of two traditional Tohoku crafts, cherry bark work and Kokeshi dolls. It is recommended as a gift or interior decoration for adults as well as children.
The cherry trees used for Akita cherry bark work are mainly wild cherry trees from the Tohoku region, which grow in a harsh climate and are said to be beautiful and durable.
The cherry bark is carefully peeled off from the trunk and left to dry in the shade for a year or two to remove the moisture. Yatsuyanagi is committed to the preservation of sustainable nature and the coexistence and co-prosperity of nature and traditional crafts. They are also actively involved in planting wild cherry trees on fallow land.
Since its establishment in 1876, Yatsuyanagi has been engaged in the manufacture and sale of wild cherry bark work for generations in Kakunodate, Senboku City, Akita Prefecture, a place rich in nature. They are a manufacturer that puts their heart and soul into each and every product, using the high technology that has been handed down from generation to generation to create tools for daily life that are both easy to use and beautiful.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: D3.6cm(1.4in)x H12.2cm(4.8in)
- Material: Wood - Akita Cherry Bark Work
- Origin: Made in Japan
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Yatsuyanagi was founded in 1876 and has been manufacturing Kabazaiku for generations in the nature-rich Kakunodate area of Akita Prefecture.
While inheriting the traditional technique of using delicate and precise skills, they also produce tools and polished Kaba jewel-like accessories that are safe and secure, easy to use, and beautiful to accompany modern life.
"Cherry Bark Craft"
Kabazaiku is a craft made in Akita Prefecture, northern Japan, from the bark of the Japanese cherry tree. The mysterious silk or metal-like luster unique to cherry tree bark and the deep color of the tree are used to create tools of unparalleled beauty. It is a traditional Japanese craft with a history of about 250 years.View more KABAZAIKU
Unique kokeshi doll
Good! This doll is so cute. I bought it as a present for my mom who collects kokeshi dolls and she fell in love with this. She said this doll is unique than the ones in her collection (she has a LOT), so it was great to find one that stands out.
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