Comments on: Kokeshi back in style with a new look http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/kokeshi-back-in-style-with-a-new-look/ Taking the pulse of trends, trend-watchers and trendmakers in Japan. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:29:40 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 By: Nin http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/kokeshi-back-in-style-with-a-new-look/comment-page-1/#comment-99651 Thu, 17 May 2012 11:26:57 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=12709#comment-99651 It looks like it’s smiling if you enlarge the pic. I think.

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By: Orchid64 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/kokeshi-back-in-style-with-a-new-look/comment-page-1/#comment-97632 Wed, 02 May 2012 00:10:50 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=12709#comment-97632 “The doll’s happy, smiling face…” Really? If that is a picture of the giant doll, it doesn’t look happy or smiling. It looks placid at best, “bored” or “solemn” seems more like it.

One of the ways that kokeshi are being updated is that you can get one custom-made in the likeness of a real person. My husband was given one as a gift and it makes for an incredible souvenir. I think this trend may have a lot to do with the rebirth of such dolls. Instead of being plain, primitive art forms of a bygone era, they are sophisticated and personal.

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