Home > Cultural > Japanese >

Japanese Kokeshi Dolls: The Woodcraft and Culture of Japan's Iconic Wooden Dolls by Manami Okazaki

Japanese Kokeshi Dolls: The Woodcraft and Culture of Japan's Iconic Wooden Dolls
 
Look inside!


Japanese Kokeshi Dolls: The Woodcraft and Culture of Japan's Iconic Wooden Dolls by: Manami Okazaki
List Price: $19.99
Our Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $17.99
You save $2.00!
Author: Manami Okazaki
Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 168
Size: 8.25 x 8.25 in.

Product Code: ING-2021-9784805315545-X2

Description Shipping Notes
 

Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry.

Table of Contents

An inside look at kokeshi dolls: from the skilled woodworkers behind their design to their important cultural significance.

Kokeshi are the simple and charming traditional Japanese dolls characterized by their cylindrical shape and lack of arms and legs. Historically made as children's toys in Japan's northern region of Tohoku, they have now become a popular collector's item and have even inspired famous architects and artists.

In this visual guide, readers will find:
An overview of the different types of dolls
How kokeshi dolls are crafted, including information on tools and woods used
Interviews with leading kokeshi craftspeople worldwide
Detailed information about both traditional dolls and the modern ones being crafted today
An exploration of the cultural significance of kokeshi dolls--both historically and for the areas of northern Japan that rebuilt themselves after their region was decimated by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011
A guide to visiting Japan's kokeshi regions
Information on how to buy the dolls--either directly from Japanese artisans or stockists worldwide

Filled with artist interviews, gorgeous photos and firsthand travel experience, author Manami Okazaki has created a book to be enjoyed by all--from serious collectors to woodcrafters, interior designers, architects, armchair travelers and anyone with an interest in Japanese culture and travel.

About the Author:
Manami Okazaki has published twelve books on Japanese culture. Her articles have been featured in the Japan Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, South China Morning Post, Lonely Planet, Transit and other global media. She has collected and written extensively about kokeshi and the Tohoku region for over ten years. She was active in volunteer and charity work in the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, curating Kokeshi events in London, Paris, Rome and Los Angeles with a mission to help the people of Tohoku.

Preview

Recommended Related Titles:
2 BOOK SET: Kokeshi do: The Kokeshi Way, Volumes 1 & 2 by Marta M Garrett Kokeshi do: The Kokeshi Way, Volume 2: Shingata, Omiyage, Sosaku, and Beyond by Marta M Garrett Kokeshi do: The Kokeshi Way, Volume 1: A Style Manual for Identifying Traditional Kokeshi by Marta M Garrett
Sale Price: $124.20

Add
Sale Price: $62.10

Add
Sale Price: $62.10

Add
Kokeshi do: The Kokeshi Way Kokeshi do: The Kokeshi Way, Volume 2: Shingata, Omiyage, Sosaku, and Beyond Kokeshi do: The Kokeshi Way, Volume 1: A Style Manual for Identifying Traditional Kokeshi

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Cultural > Japanese
Cultural
Dolls - Bears
Dolls - Bears > By Type > Japanese
Dolls - Bears > By Type