Kokeshi | Sekiguchi Sansaku
This is a beautiful and well known kokeshi by Sekiguchi Sansaku. (1925-2018) The flute player is a lovely shaped doll. Very Sekiguchi face and bangs - older style. This is not a small doll standing at 29cm weighs 1.4kilo. This doll is made of beautiful keyaki wood and has finer details, including a belt that has been carved on a nice stand. The flute is delicate and can be removed. The flute for this doll has been repaired.
Sekaguchi passed away in 2018 but his family carry on with the tradition of making sasaku kokeshi in his own museum where he worked and lived. Sekaguchi was a winner of many awards, such as the Ministry of International Trade Industry Award in 1978, Prime Minister’s Award and many others.
Sekaguchi favoured dogwood for his pieces and used many types of motifs which include elements of festivals, nature especially clouds, cherry blossoms and the gingko leaf.
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