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Gunma Kokeshi Doll

October 24, 2017

Gunma Prefecture in eastern Japan boasts the largest production site of Kokeshi dolls. In contrast to traditional Kokeshi dolls made in the Tohoku region of Northern Japan, ones produced in Gunma are called “modern Kokeshi dolls”, due to their creative designs.

Traditional Kokeshi dolls are characterized by specific shapes and patterns which are passed down from generation to generation. In contrast, the modern Kokeshi dolls are offered in new shapes and motifs, are constantly created in an out of the box manner, free of traditional constraints.

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Gunma Kokeshi Doll


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