The word "Kokeshi" consists in three words; Ko = wood, Ke = carving & Shi = child,
means a Wood Carving Child Doll.
Kokeshi dolls are generally made by carving and painting wood.
Unlike other conventional Kokeshi, Washi Kokeshi is composed of wooden body part and Kimono (Japanese traditional Clothes) part Washi (Japanese Traditional Paper). So the doll seems to wear clothes.
The Washi of the Kinomo part is made in Mino city in Gifu Prefecture, which is famed for its production of Japanese Traditional Paper "Mino Washi". “Mino Washi”, which is listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. Mino Washi, which has about 1,300 years history, is made of 100% Japanese natural plant and manufactured in Mino City.
Height : 5.9 inch (15 cm)
Head Diameter : 2.3 inch (6 cm)
Body Diameter : 1.5 inch (4 cm)
Net Weight : 5.2 oz (150 g)
Workshop & Country of Origin
Ishikawa Shigyo (Ishikawa Paper Goods)
The workshop of the product has dedicated to produce Washi goods since 1902.
Country of Origin
Japan, Mino City, Gifu Prefecture - Famous Japanese Traditional Paper Washi-Producing Area