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Appliquéd Kokeshi & Winter Kimonos

wafuku – noun: traditional Japanese clothing

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Kokeshi Appliqué Waistcoat.
Back in the 70s my mother bought three appliquéd, quilted waistcoats while on a trip to America. 428 more words

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Cute stuff given by my older sister from her trip to Cebu. The one on the extreme right is my favorite which is a kokeshi keychain! 45 more words


the weaving is finished

and a naked loom for Christmas

the mantel is hung

with the kokeshi watching

the prayer flags are from Bryan’s friends, Mixer and Jun… 99 more words


When Indian navarathri golu meets hinamatsuri in Japan

When I think of doll festivals in India, Navarathri golu is the first thing that comes to my mind. When I was a kid I remember my mom dusting off a year’s worth of dust on dolls every year in October. 651 more words


Japanese Dolls "Kokeshi"

iPhoneOgraphy – 14 Nov 2016 (Day 319/366)

Kokeshi (こけし こけし, kokeshi), are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face. 366 more words


Alphabet Stamps Design -J to L

I had a little struggle thinking of what L should be for, as there is no syllable in Japanese that starts with L. Any words that starts with L in Japanese is a a foreign word, like lens in this case. 7 more words

Eraser Stamp

Pop Icons Turned Into Nice Kokeshi Dolls

Becky Kemp, an English illustrator and sculptor, found a new passion through Japanese traditional dolls known as Kokeshi. This real phenomenon in the Land of the Rising Sun appeared 150 years ago and usually represents icons or famous people. 33 more words