10 Kokeshi Doll Nick-Nacks + Your Very Own Memento!
One of Japan’s traditional crafts is the kokeshi-doll. With time, the faces and shapes have evolved and have branched into 11 different schools of art. Each school has its unique characteristics. It may also be fun just to find your own favorite style. There’s actually a mini-boom of these kokeshi-dolls. There are too many products that we can’t introduce them all, but here are a select few. Here we go…
1. Chopstick Holders
It may be fun to assign one for each member of the family.
3. The “Kaishi or Futokoro-gami” Paper
It is a small piece of Japanese paper that can be carried around. It was traditionally used to serve snacks on it, use it as a handkerchief, etc. It can be used in a formal settings also, for Japanese cuisine or in Japanese tea ceremonies.
4. The “Pochi” Mini-Envelopes
5. Bento Box
The Bento lunch box is extremely popular even overseas. There are samurai and folktale characters like Momotaro and Kintaro designed as kokeshi and it’s really cute. The hat on their heads can be used as a bowl to serve the miso-soup from your thermos.
7. Trinket Box
9. Kokeshi Bag
11. Painting Experience
松田工房 (Painting Experience)
Address: 126-10, Narukoonsen Kaminaruko, Osaki-shi, Miyagi
Open: 8:00 ~ 17:00