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The ABC of kokeshi -Japanese traditional wooden craft art doll,introduction of my kokeshi collection,and interesting stories about kokeshi and Japan

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  • What's Tohoku in Japan_3?[kokeshi description] artisan : Tsunekichi Abe type : traditional Zao tall : 15cm(6inch) max width : 8cm(3inch)Isabella Bird's View of TohokuIsabella Lucy Bird says in her author,"Unbeaten Tracks in Japan"(below *notes marked by me),The plain of Yone...
  • What's Tohoku in Japan_2?
    on Jun 17, 2010 in Oldies Japan Tohoku
    What's Boshin War?The above image was quoted from Wikipedia,"Boshin War" and the area drawn with green broken line in it is Tohoku region.Before taking about it,I'll briefly summarize the modern history of Japan.1603 to 1868 :Era of Edo - feudal r...
  • What's "Tohoku" in Japan?
    on Jun 15, 2010 in Oldies Japan Tohoku
    [kokeshi description]artisan : Kin-ichiro Sasakitype : traditional Nukuyutall : 31cm(12inch)max width : 7cm(3inch)The other day,one of my friends who know I love kokeshi - I'm not so naive as to tell anyone about my kokeshi-liking.Because it comes to...
  • Pray for a Miracle with Kokeshi"Here comes the World Cup!" - that may ring rather hollow in Japan except mass media.Frankly speaking,the Japanese team is really "underdog" - Japanese like humility but it doesn't always recommend that players give their shots away to each other -of...
  • The Origin of Kokeshi_5[kokeshi description]artisan : Kazue Abetall : 38cm(15inch)max width : 10cm(4inch)I have discussed "the origin of kokeshi" until now.They are summarized as below:There are some notable features of kokeshi - "dolls with no limbs","doll in Tohoku,north...
  • The Origin of Kokeshi_4Kokeshi as the Symbol of Poorness?"Economic circumstances in Tohoku" - whenever discussing this topic,there always comes a word - "Tohoku was poor".It also often implies the following message - "That was all there was to it".But I'll follow my grandm...
  • The Origin of Kokeshi_3Kokeshi as Remainder of a Folk ReligionKunio Yanagita is the most famous folklorist in Japan,called "the founder of Japanese native folkloristics"."People say",he regarded the origin of kokeshi as worshipped idol rooted mainly in Tohoku region."Peopl...
  • The Origin of Kokeshi_2The Journey of Discovering Origin of Kokeshi...
  • The Origin of Kokeshi_1
    on May 24, 2010 in History of KOKESHI Tohoku
    What's the matter with "the Origin of Kokeshi?[kokeshi description]artisan : Tsunehiko Watanabetype : Traditional Tsuchiyutall : 20cm(8inch)max width : 8cm(3inch)"The origin of kokeshi" - this topic had been very often argued among many people - not...
  • "Stout" Kokeshi -Zao KokeshiBackground of ZaoMount Zao is an interesting and exciting area - first,as an outdoor recreation spot and second,as a historic district in Tohoku,Japan.You can enjoy a variety of kind of outdoor recreation there - bicycling,camping,lake canoeing,river...
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